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May 3, 2009

13 Down, 39 To Go "McSweeney's #30" (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

The 30th edition of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is the series' most memorable in years (for its content if not for its design), and filled with pleasant surprises. Actor Michael Cera's short story, "Pine Cone," is one of the edition's most rewarding, and a re-worked story by Wells Tower (that originally appeared in an earlier edition in the series) manages to improve on its estimable original incarnation. The rest of the collection is what I have come to expect from McSweeney's at its best, simply rewarding short fiction.

For one month, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is The Beats: A Graphic History (which I am giving away along with two other Harvey Pekar graphic novels in this week's Largehearted Boy giveaway).

The Beats: A Graphic History, by Harvey Pekar

also at Largehearted Boy:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2009 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2008 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Online "best of 2008" book lists
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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