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Mystery Book Hunt

BookFilter: The sketchy detail kind. This is about a young adult novel, available by the early 80s, set among a family of artists or writers in, I think, New York City. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Dec 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a book recommendation that combines art and philosophy

Students of art, lovers of philosophy, can you recommend a book I can buy as a gift for a friend? [more inside]
posted by Chichibio on Jul 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Books in/about Philippines

Please recommend some non-fiction books about Philippines, and fiction set in Philippines. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Apr 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Bookfilter: Noir killer novel

BookFilter: I am hoping the hivemind can help me find a noirish thriller/detective-ish novel I read more than a decade ago about a socially awkward killer and his hot semi-girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by Forktine on Nov 29, 2011 - 5 answers

ABCs of sex? B is for BDSM?

Book-Filter! I'm trying to find the name of a book about love / relationships that I only heard about on an NPR interview. The book was written out in "a is for," "b is for" alphabet style talking about dark (the excerpt he read was very dark) and light parts of relationships, sex and love. [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Aug 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Can you name this 1970s sci-fi novel?

BookFilter: Help me find this formative (but possibly terrible) 1970s sci-fi book I read in my youth! [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Mar 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Books like this little-known book

Bookfilter: I want to read books that are similar to "Saturn is almost invisible" by Vasily Ardamatsky. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Seeking a long-lost & probably far more mediocre than I remember it story

I'm looking for a book I read a long time ago. It was set in some hilly country, quite cold, somewhere like Iceland. A boy working on his farm developed some sort of need for a quest (but I have no idea what this actually was). He had a 'typically' Viking name, and there was a girl involved, physical but seeming quite ethereal. Possibly they were somehow married (though they were—I don't know, but less than twelve, so when I say 'married' I mean one of those close friendships characters in children's books have with destined soulmates). Things I seem to remember but may be mixing up with other books: a sword, longships arriving (the settlers were Viking too). There were gods around, because Loki was quite prominently featured in the story while the boy was questing alone. I think this quest had a fairly pathetic basis, and that's one of the things that made the story interesting. [more inside]
posted by westerly on Jun 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Which four-letter sci-fi novel drives Sol to safety?

Bookhunt: What's the name of a sci-fi novel involving giant engines forming in a ring shape around the Earth? I seem to remember the title being a word with four letters in it. [more inside]
posted by CrystalDave on Dec 1, 2009 - 6 answers

One Day in the Life of Ivan Desnakeovich?

YAWTBF (Yet Another "What's That Book?" Filter): I'm trying to find a book that I loved as a child (early '80s). The book was written from the perspective of a garter snake as he slithered around a little chunk of wilderness bordered by a road. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Nov 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Another world and they still can't spell my name right.

I'm trying to remember the title and author of a young adult sci-fi novel from the early '90s (or earlier) with a character named Alana (or Alanna) and a boy who gets taken to another world. Help! [more inside]
posted by ilana on Sep 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Identify a recent book about a con man or hustler who turned his life around

Book Filter: Help me identify the book about a con man or hustler that my friend's husband heard about on the radio recently [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Dec 10, 2008 - 13 answers

never go back to bookfilter lake!

BookFilter: I'm looking for a book with a sort of Lovecraftian tone, than I remember being called "The Man with the Staff of Light", except it sounded cooler than that does. It involved a traveller in the Wandering Jew archetype whose distinguishing feature is his glowing staff, and who seems to act as a witness to the decay of all around him. [more inside]
posted by scrim on Apr 19, 2005 - 2 answers

What book has fruit and vegetables made up to look like silly faces?

Looking for this book. [more inside]
posted by turbanhead on Dec 13, 2004 - 5 answers

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