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Volume III, Issue 26
December 20 - December 27, 1999  

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Past Presents [2]
When Y2K has been long forgotten, reading a good biography might be the perfect way to put the future in perspective.
— Michael Bronski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Coup d'État [3]
Add to that millennial paranoia with a list of books that satisfy the radical within.
— Damon Smith, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Fiction
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Stealing Beauty [4]
In "Invisible Monsters," Fight Club author Palahniuk proves that the cultural terrorist sensibility which fueled his earlier work is still intact.
— Jeff Yanc, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
A Payneful Book [5]
C.D. Payne's second novel can only be compared to the crayon-scrawled musings of a bird brained 12-year-old.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Trouble In Paradise [6]
Dave Barry delivers a scandalously funny look at a few days in the lives of some South Floridans.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [8]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

he Boston Phoenix has some gift suggestions for those interested in big, meaty, detailed-filled historical biography as well as a few ideas for books that will get your friends and family members thinking about civil disobedience -- or at least inspire them to reconsider some of their political beliefs.

The new novel by the author of "The Fight Club" is a venomous satire of shallow image worship, the constructed nature of identity, and blind social conformity.

Two books documenting the variety of ways that gay men and lesbians have expressed their affection and enjoyed their bodies make clearer a big part of the map of human behavior.

Also, humorist Dave Barry pens his first novel, and more.


Non-fiction
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Building a Better Map [7]
Two books look at homosexuality in culture--one tackling gay themes in art, the other looking at what it means to be gay in the South.
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE
 


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