Katie

Dalloway by Virginia Woolf "In post-World War I England, socialite Clarissa Dalloway’s life becomes intertwined with a shell-shocked veteran who is quickly sinking into insanity.

#SummerReads Like summer itself, Robinson's writing is slow and warm and profound. I feel the sun on my face every time I think of this philosophical, reflective book. It deserves to be enjoyed under a porch fan and to the sound of crickets. --Katie

This National Book Critics Circle and Pulitzer Prize winner takes the form of a letter from a father to his son: towards the end of his life, Reverend John Ames pens an account of himself and his forebears.

#SummerReads The first—and best—of Gibson’s “Blue Ant” trilogy, it follows Cayce Pollard, a woman whose sensitivity to patterns, trends, and logos makes her the perfect corporate branding consultant.  Cayce is hired to track down the creator of a series of cryptic viral videos appearing randomly and inspiring a cult-like following.  At the dawn of the 21st century there is no more need to project into the future, the present is already a totally paranoid, science fiction universe. --Will

Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant Trilogy, book by William Gibson - book cover, description, publication history.

#Summerreads What better way to welcome in the summer than through this masterpiece, a read as breezy as the Salinas Valley in which it is mostly set. --Phil

East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics): John Steinbeck, David Wyatt…

Will

In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the highways, experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last.

Will

How can I explain the premise of this one by Philip K. Suffice it to say, if you're into shifting states of reality and questioning what is, in fact, real, you'll dig this one.

Peter

NPR coverage of Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, Jonathan Lethem, and John Sanford.

Peter

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of.

Katie

Books: Moby Dick (Vintage Classics) (Paperback) by Herman Melville

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