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Practical Demonkeeping
Christopher Moore
Sunset Song (Canongate Classic)
Lewis Grassic Gibbon
The Histories: The Landmark Herodotus
Herodotus, Andrea L. Purvis, Robert B. Strassler
40-Day Journey with Julian of Norwich
Lisa E. Dahill
Harvey Pekar Conversations - Harvey Pekar, Alan David Doane How do you rate a book of interviews? There's some interesting stuff in here among lots of repetition (of course). I like the interviews with his wife's input the most. She pushes him, pushes his buttons. The answers are richer.

Here's a bit of commentary from an interview in the mid-80s that struck me as being even more relevant in this age of confessional everything and instant information -

"Finally, Harvey Pekar and his comic books seem authentic - and in an age when we learn how to raise children by reading books and find out what the weather is by making a phone call, there's an audience for authentic.

The question is: Does authentic mean real?"