The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones - Jack Wolf

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones is a book that eludes categorization: there is a fantasy, there is horror, there is a coming-of-age, and there is a love story. It is also a tale narrated by that most unreliable of unreliable narrators – a madman; Tristan Hart is plagued by psychosis and violent outbursts. He is contradiction personified, a man of science obsessed with goblins, a man both rational and delusional. Wolf takes a risk by imitating the 18th century writing style, but his gamble pays off as the Tristan’s narration takes over and Wolf’s storytelling skill turns a literary gimmick into a natural and necessary ingredient of the book. It is a brave, not-for-the-squeamish debut novel. Be prepared to lose some sleep, have an interest in the history of medicine, and delight in trying to figure out what is real and what is simply a product of an unbalanced mind.

Jim Butcher - Storm Front

Meet Harry, a wizard. No, not that one. Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, tries to make ends meet by consulting the Chicago Police Department on matters weird and supernatural. If you've shunned urban fantasy until now, here is where you should begin. The series has some of the best characters in the genre, and it only gets better with each subsequent volume. So pick up the first book, Storm Front, and meet Harry, a wizard.

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ISBN: 9780451457813
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Published: Roc - April 1st, 2000

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters

If you are only going to read one collection of letters by a writer, let it be Kurt Vonnegut’s letters, collected and edited by Dan Wakefield. They are exactly what you’d expect Vonnegut’s letters to be – occasionally wry, sometimes funny, but always honest and clever. The letters will not tell you the full story, but read and catch a glimpse of a man concerned with earning money as a freelance writer, a flawed husband and father, and a writer outraged by the banning and even burning of his books. You do not need to be a Vonnegut expert – biographical introductions to each decade and brief explanations of people and events prefacing most of the individual letters provide the necessary context.

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ISBN: 9780385343763
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 14th, 2014