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    Willbookkeeper, Jersey City

    Most recent staff pick: Notes from the Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone

    This is a fun book with a lot of layers to it, it's both a satire and a neo-noir novel of coping with life. The internet has disconnected, maybe to never come back. Those addicted to twitter, instagram, and more must take to the streets to get their "fix". Be it by forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement or by standing in the street looking for validation in 140 characters. The economy tumbles and people start to freak out at the massive change to the world that may be the new way of things. All this is told through the eyes of Wayne Gladstone, who's going through a divorce and just lost his way of ignoring the world. He's heard a rumor that someone in NY is still online. So with a blogger and a webcam girl, both now out of work, he sets out to find the internet and the why of things. 

    Notes from the Internet Apocalypse Cover Image
    $23.99
    ISBN: 9781250045027
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 4th, 2014

    This is a fun book with a lot of layers to it, it's both a satire and a neo-noir novel of coping with life. The internet has disconnected, maybe to never come back. Those addicted to twitter, instagram, and more must take to the streets to get their "fix". Be it by forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement or by standing in the street looking for validation in 140 characters. The economy tumbles and people start to freak out at the massive change to the world that may be the new way of things. All this is told through the eyes of Wayne Gladstone, who's going through a divorce and just lost his way of ignoring the world. He's heard a rumor that someone in NY is still online. So with a blogger and a webcam girl, both now out of work, he sets out to find the internet and the why of things. 


    Man in the Empty Suit Cover Image
    $15.00
    ISBN: 9781616953010
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    Published: Soho Press - October 15th, 2013

    A fun, frenetic, sci fi mystery with a really good premise. A jaded time traveler has a birthday party for himself where every version of him from each year of his life will attend. Only this year when he turns 39 he finds his 40 year old self murdered. Now he has to solve his own murder before it becomes his set destiny and all his future and past selves are the suspects. I had a lot of fun reading this story, Sean Ferrell tackles something that could be really confusing as you can see from the description and makes it very easy to follow. Definitely read for anyone that likes mysteries wrapped in complex problems or those that like time travel shenanigans.


    Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed Cover Image
    By Joseph Nassise (Editor), Del Howison (Editor), Clive Barker (Introduction by)
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9780765335432
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    Published: Tor Books - September 27th, 2016

    A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, this is an anthology that picks up after Midian the city of the Nightbreed has been destroyed and they themselves have been scattered throughout the world hiding till it's time that Cabal calls them together to a new home.


    Savage Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781481443739
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Simon Pulse - May 31st, 2016

    Can we survive when all of nature turns against us? The folks of Benediction Island are about to find out. (Will)


    Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits Cover Image
    $26.99
    ISBN: 9781250040190
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    Published: Thomas Dunne Books - October 6th, 2015

    Zoey Ashe just became the richest person in America if not the world, assuming her father's group of violent problem solvers can keep her alive long enough to collect that is. Meanwhile all she really wants to do is go back to her trailer with her very smelly cat and forget any of this ever happened. Set in the near future this is David Wong's darkly humorous tale of a girl, her cat and a crazy adventure they're forced into to protect their lives. 


    My Best Friend's Exorcism Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9781594748622
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    Published: Quirk Books - May 17th, 2016

    Grady Hendrix writes these great blended genre horror stories that I really enjoy. My Best Friend's Exorcism is no exception. It's a wonderful coming of age story about two girls growing up in the 80's. When one of them seemingly becomes possessed by evil can their friendship survive? Can they themselves survive? (Will)


    The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781602862722
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    Published: Hachette Books - March 24th, 2015

    A pretty great light horror book when you're in the mood for a good ghost story. When I picked this up I mostly knew about the Youtube show. While I thought it would be a bit weak for me, the story had some twists I didn't expect, and I found myself really enjoying it by the end. (Will) 


    The Hatching Cover Image
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9781501125041
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    Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2016

    What's worse than thousands of ravenous spiders hatching out of the ground everywhere? Ezekiel Boone figured the answer out. Boone is a great character writer, which I find really important in horror. You can quickly get to know the people you're reading about—really feel for them when they're in danger. The first in a three-part series in which we face an ancient enemy that most of us are terrified of even today. (Will)