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Mysterious Book Report No. 326 – Ultralum...

Mysterious Book Report Ultraluminous

Ultraluminous by Katherine Faw Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25.00, 199 pages, ISBN 978-0-374-27966-0 This weeks MBR is one of those which are unclassifiable . . . it’s hard-boiled, cutting edge, semi-pornographic, unapologetic, compelling and utterly fascinating . . . but don’t say we didn’t warn ya. Ultraluminous, by Katherine Faw, comes four years after her […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 297 – Borne

Mysterious Book Report Borne

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00, 323 pages, ISBN 978-0-374-11524-1 With their uncanny ability to somehow tap into the future, science fiction writers have been stimulating readers minds for the past hundred and fifty years . . . usually with tales of science which benefits the human race as it propels us […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 180 – Young Go...

Mysterious Book Report Young God

Young God by Katherine Faw Morris Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $24.00, 193 pages, ISBN 978-0-374-53423-3 There’s a newer genre of hard-boiled crime fiction known as southern noir or country noir that is fast becoming one of my favorites. It’s full of fresh new talent with some of the hottest writing and the most unique voices […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 104 – Donnybro...

Mysterious Book Report Donnybrook

Donnybrook by Frank Bill Farrar, Straus and Giroux, PB, $15.00, 240 pages, ISBN 978-0-374-53289-5 Have you ever heard of a place in Ireland called Donnybrook?  It’s an area just outside of Dublin, and the site of the legendary Donnybrook Fair.  A charter for it was given in the early thirteenth century and it was held […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 86 – Mr. Penum...

Mysterious Book Report Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25.00, 288 pages, ISBN 978-0-374-21491-3 Do you ever wish you were a kid again?  To go back in time when learning was easy and quick for you?  When your biggest worry was coming up with your share of the rent?  Do you like quests; […]