David's Picks

Le Fantome

David Coupand. Keeper of the Comics; crawled out of A Wrinkle In Time onto the back of a Rumblefish, which in company with the Hardy Boys, he rode through a sea of seedy comics and Greek myths. This momentum carried him through a period of pedogogogenic brain death into a magical land of noir peopled by Chandlers and Hammetts, Cains and Jim Thompsons. You may encounter him ambling this land, camera in hand, muttering jokes only he understands.

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Instant: The Story of Polaroid Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616890858
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 26th, 2012

The biography of instant film and its founder Edwin Land. This book takes you on a photo tour of once state of the art technology that is now state of the art nostalgia. This was the closest we had to instant gratification prior to the digital era. Venture back to the 50's and see how it all began; you may just find yourself considering that thrift store Polaroid next time you see it. —David


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Kafka on the Shore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

Intertwining threads take the reader through a magnificent journey filled with rich characters such as Nakata, a feeble minded elderly man who can talk to cats. Haruki Murakami is an incredibly gifted world builder, and this book is no exception; his deftly created characters have stayed with me like good friends on a bizarre journey. —David