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.
This book was an absolute page turner. John Lurie is a composer, painter, and star of "Fishing with John" and "Painting with John." He is damn hilarious and has lived a life well worth writing about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Dalrymple does it all. Penciled, inked, watercolored, written, and lettered by the man himself. It is truly awesome. —David
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.
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.