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just read this book in one day...seriously amazing. cant move onto the next book yet.. :)

Owen King’s debut novel, Double Feature will hit stores on March 19, 2013. Here is the synopsis: “Endearing, irascible Sam Dolan is a young filmmaker with a big father problem—that is, his dad, B-movie actor Booth Dolan, has a personality that’s a big problem.

If you've ever wondered what happened to Danny Torrance after The Shining...you'll enjoy Dr. Sleep. We follow Dan into adulthood where he meets Abra, a young girl that also has the shining and her abilities are more powerful than Dan's ever were....but there is a tribe of nomads that live off of those that possess this power. Dan has to face his own demons to protect Abra and try to stop these killers. Enjoy the ride folks!

Stephen King could probably turn a book about paint drying into a bestseller. His newest effort, though, has loftier ambitions. It's about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a what-if science fiction take on a subject that's been tackled over and over again by historians.

Tom Robbins Still Life with Woodpecker is sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that include powerful Arabs, exiled royalty and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.

It's so hard to talk about what goes in the story because everything is tied into everything else- the cast of characters is outrageous, the storylines are a big, knotty, candy-covered puzzle, and through it all run themes that are still as relevant today as they were when the book first came out. It's a book to read in segments and to think about between readings; with that said, it's easy to get sucked in and read it all in one go.

Skinny Legs and All delves into all of life's big issues: religion, politics, love, war, money and so on, though it has a light touch; main characters include a Can 'o Beans and a Dirty Sock, for example. Seven fundamental truths are revealed as a modern day belly dancer named Salome dances The Dance of the Seven Veils - a veil drops, and a truth is revealed. Each segment of the book is a "veil," and Robbins tackles organized religion head on.

Tom Robbins books are not for everyone. He likes to push the envelope on social pre-conceptions, religion, relationships, etc. - but if you tend to like weird, quirky, philosophical stories, you'll love Robbins. This one focuses on themes of life and death and immortality, and the importance of our sense of smell. You meet the ancient Greek god Pan and by the end, you're dying to smell this amazing perfume. It's a crazy romp through centuries and around the world, & I loved every minute of it.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller is a novel about the absurdity and self-perpetuating insanity of bureaucracies, particularly military bureaucracies. It's a comedic attack on the rules that such organizations make and self-centered people who make them. It's also a surprisingly poignant and powerful anti-war novel, one that questions the foundations of patriotism and obedience that lead soldiers to fight. It does this set, not in Korea or another unpopular war, but in the heart of World War II.

I loved reading On The Road by Jack Kerouac. If you've tried to read it or any of Kerouac's books but you couldn't get in to it I understand. Kerouac wrights in a rhythm and sometimes it takes the reader a little while to get in to the beat, but once you're in it's amazing.

Tom Robbins B is for Beer: Is a Children's Book for Grown-ups . . . or is it a Grown-up Book for Children? It is social satire gussied up as children's literature. Enjoy!

Kurt Vonnegut’s books are difficult to summarize, but that doesn’t mean they’re confusing or hard to follow. His plots can be complex, but it’s not really about the plot anyway. I read him for his ideas, for his writing, for his wonderful and unique mix of humor and tenderness and sadness. Galapagos is a great way to introduce yourself to Vonnegut.

Kurt Vonnegut uses a combination of dark humor and irony in Slaughterhouse-Five. As a result, the novel enables the reader to realize the horrors of war while simultaneously laughing at some of the absurd situations it can generate. Mostly, Vonnegut wants the reader to recognize the fact that one has to accept things as they happen because no one can change the inevitable.

Stephen King's Dark Tower series are fantastic. The Gunslinger is the 1st book. I loved the conversation between Roland and Walter at the end about the passage of time and the size of the universe so much, plus I loved King's afterward. I love the way he admitted he basically wrote Gunslinger having no clue what Roland's past (or future) really was, but that he was sure as hell going to find out. Start with The Gunslinger then enjoy the rest.

I love Tom Robbins's his writing is even more bitterly anti-Establishment than Salinger's or Kerouac's; FBI and CIA violence and treachery and the conspiratorial practices of the Roman Catholic Church are his most frequent targets. In Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates —a CIA operative who loves underage girls goes to Peru and as the result of a curse is unable to let his feet touch the ground for fear of death.

This is Vonnegut's last Novel, and he certainly goes out with a bang. The literary devices that Vonnegut uses throughout his catalogue are all utilized in Timequake with new force and life. Vonnegut regularly steps outside of the fiction to analyze the novel he is writing, and clue the reader into what he is thinking, who he is basing his characters on, memories of his life, and so on.

One of the best and most popular of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums is based on experiences the writer had during the mid-1950s while living in California, after he'd become interested in Buddhism's spiritual mode of understanding. One of the book's main characters, Japhy Ryder, is based on the real poet Gary Snyder, who was a close friend and whose interest in Buddhism influenced Kerouac. This book is a must-read for any serious Kerouac fan.

The merry anarchist of American letters and author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion triumphantly returns with a darkly comic novel set in the near future. "Brimming with wild characters and hairpin plot twists. . .

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Kurt Vonnegut is one of my go to authors. If I'm looking for a book and nothing is grabbing me I go to Vonnegut and I'm never disappointed. In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.