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ISBN: 9780399589218
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 11th, 2019

A fascinating look into the oddly delightful life and mind of one of the most enigmatic artists of our time, David Lynch. One part bio and one part memoir, biographer Kristine McKenna did her own research and wrote her own book and then after each chapter, Mr Lynch himself writes his own version, reflecting on the various periods of his creative life. The owls are not what they seem.

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The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547549255
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 8th, 2011

Philip K. Dick was one of the most prolific sci-fi writers to have ever lived, but did you also know he was a prophet and/or time traveler and/or genius and/or schizophrenic? On 2/3/1974, his life changed forever when a beam of pink light shot down from the heavens, straight into his brain, filling him with mind boggling information and connecting him with an entity, that you might call God of the universe, but which he termed the Vast Active Living Intelligence System aka VALIS, which he then chronicled this in over 10,000 pages of writing. This book is the first time these pages have been shared with the world. Not an easy read, but an absolutely astounding one.

Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385721677
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Published: Anchor - March 30th, 2004

A beautiful, disturbing and humorous look at the end of the world. This was the first Margaret Atwood book I ever read and quite possibly my favorite, what an amazing writer. I was hooked from the get-go and plowed through the trilogy in a week or two.

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Be Here Now Cover Image
ISBN: 9780517543054
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Published: Harmony - October 12th, 1971

This book saved my life, I make a point to read it at least once a year and every time I do, I get something more out of. Beautiful, wise and forever timely; this book should be required for all humans.