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The Weekend Fellow (TM)

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Dead Souls Cover Image
By Nikolai Gogol, Robert A. Maguire (Translated by), Robert A. Maguire (Introduction by), Robert A. Maguire (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140448078
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - December 28th, 2004

Unfortunately funny and prescient, a send-up of capitalism that will last until the Revolution liberates us all. You’ll recognize a lot of people you know in this one, and you’ll laugh to keep from crying.


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The Unsound Cover Image
By Cullen Bunn, Jack T. Cole (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684151783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BOOM! Studios - May 15th, 2018

Come for Cullen Bunn’s psychological horror, stay for the eerie and surreal illustrations by Jack T. Cole. The Others by way of Doom Patrol, for that person who needs a good horror rec.


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Our Gang (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375726842
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 29th, 2001

The image of Richard Nixon conducting a cabinet meeting in his old football uniform as a comfort blanket helps make me feel like the past five years are actually part of an American normal, for better or worse (worse).


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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

Yeah, I’m late on this one, but you might be late on it as well, so here’s to us tardy folk: The Fifth Season rocks, no pun intended, and if you’re wondering where all the good spec fic has gone, look no further. Read it before the adaptation gets underway so nobody can call you (much of) a bandwagon jumper!


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The Price of Salt, or Carol Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393325997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2004

Carol is one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made and thus it is appropriate to recommend its source material, The Price of Salt, for the holiday catalogue. This book reads warm and has one of my favorite endings of all time, one that unfortunately still feels uncommon.


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The Hobbit Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547928227
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 18th, 2012

I love The Hobbit more than Lord of the Rings and that's your hot take for the day. Tolkien's whimsical bent (Tom Bombadil the GOAT) plays much better to me than the darker edge of Middle-earth. Turns out fairy tales and pure adventures still rip.


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Dune Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780441013593
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - August 2nd, 2005

This month in Mick's "Over-Due Catch-Ups," we've got Frank Herbert's 1965 classic Dune! Turns out it lives up to the hype and rules quite hard. Get it before the Denis Villanueve adaptation comes out, and maybe even watch the David Lynch bomb too. What, you have a social life to get back to or something?


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Redwall: A Tale from Redwall Cover Image
By Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142302378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Firebird - September 30th, 2002

It's late spring (or pre-summer) and this is, to me, the best time for Redwall, a book of such warmth and whimsy that it makes me want to lie in tall grass, look at clouds, and dream that I'm a field mouse settling in for some vittles. Truly the life.


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Dead Souls: A Novel (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
By Nikolai Gogol, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679776444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 25th, 1997

A perfect picaresque portrait of the endless greed and paranoia of the bourgeousie, and a prime example of the hero-less nature of capitalism. Even when you want to root for someone working within its framework, it's inevitable that someone is getting exploited. Dead Souls is a book for the dark humorists and the socialist cynics.


Beautiful Darkness Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781770463363
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 30th, 2018

The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3 #30) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780826417411
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Continuum - March 1st, 2006

House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781903254691
Availability: Backordered
Published: FAB Press - October 15th, 2012

Virgin: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315007
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Milkweed Editions - February 20th, 2018

The Art of Smart Football Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780692448250
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Scbb Press - July 9th, 2015

Pale Fire (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679723424
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

Multiple Warheads Volume 2: Ghost Town Cover Image
$17.99
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781534306769
Published: Image Comics - June 26th, 2018

Soccer in Sun and Shadow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568584942
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bold Type Books - August 6th, 2013

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock Cover Image
$26.00
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781101907078
Published: Convergent Books - March 20th, 2018

My Last Sigh: The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345803702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013

Ball Four: The Final Pitch Cover Image
By Jim Bouton, Paula Kurman (Foreword by)
$31.99
ISBN: 9781630260347
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Turner - April 1st, 2014

From the Shadows Cover Image
By Juan José Millás, Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Daniel Hahn (Translator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - August 27th, 2019

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143115038
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2009

Is This How You See Me?: A Locas Story (Love and Rockets) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683961826
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Fantagraphics - April 2nd, 2019

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525433910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

The Dharma Bums: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Jack Kerouac, Anne Douglas (Introduction by), Jason (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

A Visit from the Goon Squad Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307477477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

Homegoing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307353146
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Crown - July 24th, 2007

The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937658434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nightboat Books - January 5th, 2016

Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Colleen Doran (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506709796
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dark Horse Books - August 20th, 2019

Gyo (2-in-1 Deluxe Edition) (Junji Ito) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781421579153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: VIZ Media LLC - April 21st, 2015