To raise awareness about floating garbage that soils the ocean with an average 46,000 pieces of litter for every square mile of water surface, environmentalist de Rothschild builds a boat from12,500 recycled plastic bottles and sails 12,000 miles from San Francisco to Sydney. If this isn't the biggest trip of his life....
In the back alleys of 1850s London, a prize fighter-turned-evangelist goes after the devil, armed with a fabled "Hammer of Heaven" right-hand punch. Fast-paced and gripping, comic and tragic by turns, it is a spectacular fiction debut.
Shifting wildly in time and space at what seems like every opportunity, the drug-filled chapters in Burroughs’ novel are meant to be read in any order. Burroughs’ famous “cut-up” technique was meant to mirror the spastic, jangly workings of a junkie’s mind, and in this book, the mania of addiction becomes an actual alternate universe. Watch your step.
Well you're about to be in for a ride with this one. The Orange Eats Creeps is about a gang of “slutty teenage hobo vampire junkies” on the hunt for blood and cough syrup in the Pacific Northwest of the ’90s, and it reads like a drug-induced stream-of-consciousness nightmare, the reader just barely clinging along for the ride. Makes you want to stay off cough syrup for a while...
Of course we'd hide a book about marijuana in the middle. Marijuana: A Short History profiles the politics and policies concerning the five-leaf plant in the United States and around the world.Millions of Americans have used marijuana at some point in their lives, yet it remains a substance shrouded by myth, misinformation, and mystery.
Meet the Fang family - an unforgettable collection of demanding, brilliant, and absolutely endearing oddballs whose lives are risky and mischievous performance art. When Mr and Mrs Fang disappear one day, their children think its part of their art and will come back soon. But decades soon pass and they resign to the fact that their parents will never come back... but... little do they know that an odd life is about to return.
Down from the rabbit hole and into Wonderland itself. Of course this is one big "is this a dream or was I really there" kind of moment? From the Queen of Hearts to the Mad Hatter, there is no lack of wacky characters.
In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchuria.