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Store Manager ~ David struggles to find the time to read but manages to find plenty of time to accumulate more books. He loves weird fiction, comic books, and dumb jokes.

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Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617759307
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Published: Akashic Books - August 3rd, 2021

MArc Ribot is a phenomenal guitarist with a fascinating mind. This collection of essays ranges from his experience with his first guitar teacher to touring life. Clever and engaging throughout.

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ISBN: 9781467146807
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Published: History Press - June 21st, 2021

In Hidden History of Prescott, Parker Anderson takes us on a journey through the facts and fiction of our town. Ranging from Tunnels under Prescott to the “Horribles”, this book will keep you entertained cover to cover.

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ISBN: 9781797117829
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Published: Simon & Schuster Audio - April 6th, 2021

I loved Leonora in the Morning Light. This is historical fiction at its finest: gripping, passionate, and a masterclass in humanity. Packed with some of history's most fascinating characters in one of art's most intriguing times.

Kangaroo Notebook: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679746638
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Published: Vintage - April 29th, 1997

This book is a surrealist romp, a bizarre fever dream that wouild be similar conceptually to Kafka and the Marx Brother's on their way to a dinner party at Dante Alighieri's place.

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Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300257502
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Published: Yale University Press - March 23rd, 2021

Along the lines of Paper or Salt by Mark Kurlansky, Mescalineis a fascinating history of mescaline and its use, ranging from South America to the Plains of America and eventually in pop culture. It was a fascinating read.

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Invitation to Meditation: How to Find Peace Wherever You Are Cover Image
By Howard Cohn, Jack Kornfield (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781452144344
Published: Chronicle Books - March 15th, 2016

Many people find themselves needing peace of mind, but not knowing how to achieve it. This book can help, it gives instructions for meditation stripped from the esoteric baggage that turns a lot of people away. Written plainly it will make meditation achievable for anyone who follows the instructions. 

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Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062975645
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Published: HarperOne - May 12th, 2020

Sand Talk

I loved this book, besides being a fascinating look at the Australian Aboriginal way of life it offers a map to how you can use the same thought patterns to build a beffer life for our ancestors. 

Acid for the Children: A Memoir Cover Image
By Flea, Patti Smith (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781455530533
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019

This heartfelt memoir spends less time on Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll, and more time on the process of individuation. Flea reflects on his life and demonstrates the self reflection to note where he was wrong, and the courage to be better.

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Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
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

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By Peter Matthiessen, Pico Iyer (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143105510
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2008

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The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack (10th Anniversary Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506715889
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 11th, 2020

If you feel like th eFar Side just isn't strange enought, this book is for you. These eccentric web comics compiled in book form will leave you clutching your sides with laughter. 


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Labyrinths Cover Image
By Jorge Luis Borges, Donald A. Yates (Editor), James E. Irby (Editor), William Gibson (Introduction by), André Maurois
ISBN: 9780811216999
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Published: New Directions - May 17th, 2007

Labyrinths was my introduction to the poetically masterful author Jorge Luis Borges. I feel like he packed more imaginatino per page into his stories than about any author. 

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The Sirens of Titan: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385333498
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

This is my favorite Kurt Vonnegut book It's a combination of witty sci-fi and heartfelt insight to the human condition and even the meaning of love. 

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Beast Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607061472
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Published: Image Comics - November 24th, 2009

A beautifully rendered re-imaginatinon of Beauty and the Beast. This is a dark and thoughtful look at love, and a tale as old as time. Marianne Churchland's art and writing are incredible. 

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By Farel Dalrymple, Farel Dalrymple (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434219
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Published: First Second - July 15th, 2014

Mr. Dalrymple does it all. Penciled, inked, watercolored, written, and lettered by the man himself. It is truly awesome. —David

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Everything Under: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978266
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 23rd, 2018

Daisy Johnson is the youngest nominee to make the Man-Booker shortlist. Everything Under is her retelling of the Oedipus Myth. It is written with deep imagination, sit at the banks of her mind and read this magnificent book.

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ISBN: 9780679767855
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 1996

This book blew my mind, Michale Ondaatje tells the story of Buddy Bolden one of the progenitors of jazz music, mesmerizing and disturbing it is as much a look at mental illness as the rich culture that jazz came from.