Reviews and Blog Posts: quirky

Geek love

by Katherine Dunn

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When I lived in Portland, Geek Love seemed to be The Book of Portland. The author and her setting were local, there was some magical realism, the characters were literal circus freaks, very aligned with the local "Keep Portland Weird" imperative. The novel is a family saga that begins when two...

Angelmaker a novel

by Nick Harkaway

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I tried to read this, but for some reason I couldn’t get in to it. I listened to it instead and I’m really glad I gave the book a second chance. Brilliantly read by Daniel Weyman, Angelmaker is about a thingamabob created in the heat of World War II by...

The city of Dreaming Books : a novel from Zamonia by Optimus Yarnspinner

by Walter Moers

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i just LOVED this book!!! it was very strange so i dont know who to recommend it to, it had dinosaurs and pigs and giant books and glowing squids... and also it was freakin' illustrated!!!! i really loved it and can't wait to read captain bluebear or rumo! yay walter...

Quirky Short Stories

cover for Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin

Do you need a little interesting non-committal reading? Grab one of these!

Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin
A novel in short stories, this book follows the lives of Mei Ling and Moonie, identical (and comically opposite in nature) twins. Chin researched Chinese women's revenge stories for this book and the combination of old fables with what it's like to be a Chinese-American today are brilliant.

The Nimrod Flipout by Etgar Keret

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