Sonic Life by Thurston Moore

Staff Pick

Old punks and post-punks rejoice! Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth guitarist, remembers every gig he ever attended, every musician he ever met (anybody remember Tracx? The Statc? Pulsallama?), and every egg cream he ever had in dirty old 1970s New York City. Yet for all the fascinating and fastidiously observed detail, what stands out is not the famous and obscure names crowding these pages, but the author’s Ahab-like pursuit of musical nirvana. Sit back and put on side one of Daydream Nation: it's time to recall some guys!          

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ISBN: 9780385548656
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Published: Doubleday - October 24th, 2023

The Making of Incarnation by Tom McCarthy

Staff Pick

Rife with paranoia and operating where technology and mythology collide, Incarnation is a new kind of thriller.  But the search for a mysterious artefact whose record of "the perfect movement" promises to change everything, leads to a nightmare world where gesture is on the verge of being copyrighted and human passion is subsumed by what we do rather than who we are. McCarthy pairs this thematic ingenuity with a prose style of Ballardian smoothness and Pynchonian playfulness that may herald the literature of the future.

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ISBN: 9780593314050
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Published: Vintage - June 20th, 2023

The Year of the Locust by Terry Hayes

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The long-awaited follow-up to Hayes’s blockbuster I Am Pilgrim is a 21st century techno-thriller par excellence: it features a cool, calm, collected agent whose specialty is infiltrating the world’s no-go areas, super-savvy tradecraft as he tries to stop a new 9-11 from happening, a villain out of Tom Friedman’s worst nightmares, and a glimpse into the secret wars of the future as nations vie to outdo each other’s sophisticated weaponry. But the cherry on top is maybe the most unexpected twist of the year. This is a true page-turner that will leave you giddy!       

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ISBN: 9781668055786
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 6th, 2024