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Jim Thompson’s The Grifters $2 on Amazon

I just noticed pulp crime writer Jim Thompson’s 1963 noir novel The Grifters is only $1.99 over at Amazon. I’m guessing the low price is because Amazon is using it to push the new “buy the audiobook at the same … Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

In Maguire’s detailed Oz re-imagining, the Wicked Witch of the West is more than just a villain; she’s also an intelligent, headstrong opponent of Oz’s establishment class, one whose inflexible demands for justice make her a prime political target as she grows in power. Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “The Strain” by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

A financier obsessed with immortality brings a vampire to NYC, but the contagion quickly spreads beyond anyone’s control. Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “Even You Can Learn Statistics” by David Levine & David Stephan

This basic introduction to statistics will teach you key terms and common statistical techniques, in jargon-free plain language and with practical examples. Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “Everything Is Going to Be Great” by Rachel Shukert

A young woman’s misadventures in Europe, including too much wine, awkward sex, and being mistaken for a prostitute. Raunchy and funny. Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “Mariette in Ecstasy” by Ron Hansen

A devout teenager joins a New York convent in 1906 and begins to bleed from wounds that mimic Christ’s. Is it a miracle or a sham? Come for the stigmata, but stay for the amazing writing style. Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “The Adventurous Boy’s Handbook” by Stephen & Finn Brennan

This nostalgic mashup of boys’ guides from the early 21st century includes topics on camping, starting fires, fishing, and treating stings and bites. Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “The Fall Guy” by Simon Wood

Todd Collins backs into a drug dealer’s Porsche and busts its taillight, which leads to a police stop, confiscated drugs, and one very angry kingpin—who now insists that Todd finish a special delivery. Continue reading

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