AVClub: Book Reviews

  • At last, Rick And Morty reveals Mr. Poopybutthole's backstory

    At last, Rick And Morty reveals Mr. Poopybutthole's backstoryThough he wasn’t introduced until season two’s “Total Rickall,” Mr. Poopybutthole quickly endeared himself to Rick And Morty fans. Not much is known about the top hat-wearing, shorts-clad, ooh-weeing character, other than the fact that Rick t… 15 mins ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:18pm

  • Dumbasses on 4chan are eating raw onions to become more manly now

    Dumbasses on 4chan are eating raw onions to become more manly nowIn the shady hellscape of far-right forums, one constant is the strive for manliness. You can see this in the in-fighting between the “alt-right” and the supposedly impure “alt-light,” in the use of “cuck” as an epithet, and, perhaps most… 23 mins ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:10pm

  • Watch an actual garbage can sing The Smiths

    Watch an actual garbage can sing The SmithsGiven Morrissey’s recent comments on the sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, it’s starting to feel like the lead singer of The Smiths has always been a vacuous trash receptacle. But now, thanks to the serendipito… 29 mins ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:04pm

  • Let us now gaze upon Superman's fucked-up, mustache-free upper lip

    Let us now gaze upon Superman's fucked-up, mustache-free upper lipYou know your tentpole franchise is in trouble when more people are talking about an airbrushed mustache than the movie from which that mustache was airbrushed. DC Films’ lame Justice League opened to just $96 million, making its opening weekend th… 32 mins ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:01pm

  • Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls take a trip down South with "In Oxford Mississippi"

    Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls take a trip down South with "In Oxford Mississippi"Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their own tracks. This round, we’re joined by Jon Langford’s newest collaboration, Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls. Th… 48 mins ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:45pm

  • Let Sam Neill tell you about the time Sam Neill rescued some pigs

    Let Sam Neill tell you about the time Sam Neill rescued some pigsIt’s been nearly two years since those llamas broke loose and raised shaggy hell in Arizona, so the internet was long overdue for another daring animal escape. Yesterday, the gods seemed to heed our call, as a Wisconsin news outlet reported on a do… 56 mins ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:37pm

  •  Sid Vicious’ ghost is an unlikely father figure in this Punks Not Dead exclusive

     Sid Vicious’ ghost is an unlikely father figure in this Punks Not Dead exclusiveIt’s not uncommon for teenagers to turn to punk music as an outlet for all that adolescent rage and rebellious energy, but 15-year-old Fergie has a different relationship with punk culture. He’s haunted by the ghost of Sid Vicious in the new seri… 1 hour ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:30pm

  • Reasonable Discussions: November 22

    Reasonable Discussions: November 22Here’s your weekly open thread, now operating under the rubric of Reasonable Discussions, as suggested by a few commenters. Thank you for making our site’s community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!Read more... 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:00pm

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Goodreads

  • 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today
    Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered. In addition to highly anticipated sequels from Dean Koontz and Anne Rice, check out these brand-new standalone titles Goodreads members are loving.…
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  • Thought-Provoking Books for the Business-Minded Reader
    Economist Richard H. Thaler is the author of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness and Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics. This year he received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to…
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  • This Is It: The Final Round of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Starts Now!
    Vote now in the Final Round! »It's all come down to this: It's time to pick from the best of the best to determine the winners of the 9th annual Goodreads Choice Awards. It's the only major book awards decided by you, the readers!In the first tw…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 4:15am -
  • 7 Highly Anticipated Books That Hit Shelves Today
    Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered. In addition to highly anticipated sequels from Brandon Sanderson and David Baldacci, check out these brand-new standalone titles Goodreads members are loving.…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 9:46pm -
  • Thrilling Pageturners for Mystery Lovers
    Shari Lapena is the author of The Couple Next Door, a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for Best Mystery & Thriller. In her latest book, A Stranger in the House, obsession and paranoia threaten to overtake one woman's seemingly perfe…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 9:53pm -
  • Great Books for the Classics Lover
    Emily Wilson is the first woman to translate The Odyssey into English. Here the expert on the ancients helps find the perfect books for your friends and family who like to keep it very old school. "My favorite television show w…
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  • Bone-Chilling Books for Horror Fans
    Joe Hill is the author of Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, NOS4A2, and The Fireman, last year's Goodreads Choice Award winner for Best Horror. His latest book, Strange Weather, is a collection of four terrifying novellas that explore the darker…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 9:52pm -
  • Irresistible Books for History Buffs
    Dan Jones is the author of The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England and The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors. His latest book, The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 9:51pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "Idaho"
    by Lorri (Ridgewood, NJ): This book is not what you may think it is. It sounds so dark from the description, one of those edge-of-your-seat-are-things-really-what-they seem page turners. But what it really is, is a book about grace, how a complicated…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "If the Creek Don't Rise"
    by Tired Bookreader (Florida): It's rare that a book grabs you from the first sentence; and yet, that is exactly what happened. The people, the environment, the fear, the hate, the anger, the struggles...all of this made for a book that a person cou…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk is the second novel by American author, Kathleen Rooney. It's New Year's Eve, 1984 and Lillian Boxfish, ex-wife, mother, grandmother, just a shade older than the century itself, takes a wa…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Our Souls at Night"
    by Judith Bates (Santa Fe, New Mexico): This is a short book, only 179 pages, and it is Kent Haruf's last book before he passed away and, of course, it takes place in Holt, Colorado. I think this is the best of his books,, although they are all good!…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Sing, Unburied, Sing"
    by Nadja (California): I love Jesmyn Ward, so I grabbed this off the ARC shelf at work as soon as I saw it! She writes in a way that sucks you into the world of the characters, and manages to evoke pity even for the most unlikeable people by giving u…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "If the Creek Don't Rise"
    by jill (NJ): Tucked in to the Appalachian Mountains, the people of Baines Creek live a hard luck, hard scrabble life. Tied together by tradition, misfortune, and a distrust of outsiders they make their way by whatever means necessary. A product of…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "All the Ugly and Wonderful Things"
    by Michelle (Omaha, Nebraska): Alright, yes this was a tough read at times. Nothing about this book is black and white, there is just too much that matters and influence why things happen the way they do. I might have been on the fence about how I fe…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Cutting For Stone"
    by Becky H (Chicago): Although long (perhaps a bit too long), this tale of brothers holds your attention. When an Italian nun, woefully unprepared for a mission in Africa, turns up at a medical mission in Ethiopia, she is welcomed because of her ski…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 11:00am -