“The author presents a future wherein we are even more dependent on our “hand-held devices”. As a virus infects both devices and their owners, various “Alice in Wonderland” aspects are employed as the main character races to discover the true origins of the virus, as well as the whereabouts of her new[ly]-missing father. A thought-provoking and cautionary read. Wonderfully imagined!”
” [The] book talks about Michelle’s early life as a young black girl in Chicago. Good insight into her personality, why she is the way she is, and a true look into her relationship with her husband. Written as if you actually knew her personally.”
Patron review, July 2015
Category: Biography & Memoir
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
“I had never read a graphic novel before and truly enjoyed this book. The author was able to portray a sense of place and well-developed characters. Though there was minimal dialogue, I was able to feel the emotions of the characters. This book was well done and I would recommend it to anyone.”
During a road trip through Chile, boorish American expatriate Jamie and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of unrivaled hallucinations. But during a night’s drunken stupor Jamie invites free-spirited fellow American Crystal Fairy along on their psychedelic-driven journey, and before long Crystal’s devil-may-care attitude gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for.
In an attempt to heal from the deterioration caused by the pressures of sudden fame and too much alcohol, Jack Kerouac escapes to an isolated, mist-shrouded cabin in the primitive landscape of the Big Sur woods. Instead of finding the peace he desires, he is foiled once again by his own inner demons and sets off on a visceral collision course of paranoia, sex, delirium tremens, misery and madness.
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The wheel is spinning, the books are flying off the shelves, and the reading is on! It’s so easy to play the Adult Summer Reading Game–just spin the wheel, read a book based on your spin and a book of your choice, and drop your entry for in for weekly prize draws! Loved your book? Hated it? Write and submit a book review in place of reading your 2nd book. Happy reading!