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V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

Book Review

First World Problems

Hard to Be a God

Don Rumata seems like any other obnoxious noble with money to spend and ladies to court, but he’s actually a Communist operative from Earth.

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V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014

Book Review

Bourbon Snow Cones and Falling Veils

Made to Break

Tragic and transformative, Made to Break by debut novelist D. Foy focuses on a group of self-absorbed, drug-addled friends on an ill-advised trip to the country.

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V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014

Book Review

O Canada

Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story

Crazy Town is a good read for reasons that transcend the engrossing Rob Ford scandal.

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V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014

Get Lit

When Pop Culture Meets War

Two new novels make New Mexico the testing ground

After warfare

Out There

Via either boy-meets-drone or boy-meets-Gabriel García Márquez, these two novels grapple with difficulties from PTSD to moral choice.

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Book Review

Friendship, Death and Sports

Papers in the Wind

This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.

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V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014

Book Review

The Mighty Booch

Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes for Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs and Mixers

Welcome to the strange, delicious and healthful world of fermented “mushroom tea.”

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V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014

Book Review

Man and His Morals

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

One kidnapper. Seven victims. A questioning new novel in dialogue from indie darling Dave Eggers.

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V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

Get Lit

Sunday Best

Artemis Awakening

Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.

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Book Review

Reel People, Real Lives

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (Sixth Edition)

Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.

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V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014

Book Review

Jumpin' Shitcakes!, Right?

Pete, Drinker of Blood

Pete, Drinker of Blood might not be Scott S. Phillips’ most recent hilarious novel, but it’s the one we had.

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V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014

Book Review

By Means of Red and Green

How Chile Came to New Mexico / Comó llegó el chile a Nuevo México

Gorgeous painted illustrations and a translation rendered in authentic New Mexico Spanish enrich this myth-like tale from Rudolfo Anaya.
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Book Review

Men of Dishonor

An Officer and a Spy

J'accuse! The Dreyfus Affair gets a thrilling treatment in Robert Harris’ latest spy-riffic historical novel.

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V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014

Book Review

Sing the Bruised Heart

Guernica, revisited

With a title inspired by Picasso’s famous painting, Richard Vargas’ new poetry collection, Guernica, revisited, tackles themes of cultural identity, struggle, love and hope.

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