The Nervous System

The Nervous System

Nathan Larson

Mystery & Thrillers / Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Barnes and Noble Mystery Book Club Summer Reading Pick!"Dewey is a seriously weird dude, obsessed with Purell...and generally trying to survive in a world that's been unraveled from manifold disasters...Whiplash prose, teeth-gnashing dialogue and post-civilization concepts that make a crazy (amateur) librarian in a pitch-black world a hall of a lot of fun...A good time for fans of the likes of Charlie Huston and Charles Stross."—Kirkus Reviews"A taut, action movie-violent mystery that will appeal to fans of Larson's earlier novel as well as those who like dystopian literature."—Library Journal"Larson's vividly imagined world and his quirky narrator are likely to win him a cadre of loyal fans."—Publishers Weekly"This doubleheader, the 'soft apocalypse' noir thrillers The Dewey Decimal System and The Nervous System by former Shudder To Think guitarist Nathan Larson, turns out...
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The Immune System

The Immune System

Nathan Larson

Mystery & Thrillers / Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

"Larson treats the English language as a sort of toy to play with and use for experimentation; language is not just used to tell the story, in other words, but is a part of the story, an extension of its narrator, Dewey Decimal, one of the more offbeat characters in fiction. A fitting conclusion to a unique and memorable trilogy."—Booklist"A sharp and satisfying conclusion to one of the most unique hard-boiled arcs in recent memory."—Kirkus Reviews"Dewey is an unlikely hero, a gimpy, smart-mouthed loner, obsessed with a brand-name hand sanitizer. His indomitable spirit and his distinctive ghetto-infused, educated patter give Larson's series its unique and spicy character."—Publishers WeeklyPraise for the Dewey Decimal series:"The most incredible thing about Larson's novel is just how credible it is...and the prose is perfect, as tweaked and jumpy and memorable as the man known as Dewey...
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The Dewey Decimal System

The Dewey Decimal System

Nathan Larson

Mystery & Thrillers / Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

After a flu pandemic, a large-scale terrorist attack, and the total collapse of Wall Street, New York City is reduced to a shadow of its former self. As the city struggles to dig itself out of the wreckage, a nameless, obsessive-compulsive veteran with a spotty memory, a love for literature, and a strong if complex moral code (that doesn't preclude acts of extreme violence) has taken up residence at the main branch of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street.Dubbed "Dewey Decimal" for his desire to reorganize the library's stock, our protagonist (who will reappear in the next novel in this series) gets by as bagman and muscle for the New York City's unscrupulous district attorney. Decimal takes no pleasure in this kind of civic dirty work. He'd be perfectly content alone amongst his books. But this is not in the cards, as the DA calls on Dewey for a seemingly straightforward union-busting job...
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Stockholm Noir

Stockholm Noir

Nathan Larson

Mystery & Thrillers / Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

"Larson and Edenborg manage to unearth a dark side to a city that is verdant, clean, and surrounded by crystalline water....Stockholm may not be Marseille, but Larson and Edenborg's contributors show that even a verdant place with socialized medicine can have its seamy side."—Kirkus ReviewsAkashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.Brand-new stories by: Unni Drougge, Inger Edelfeldt, Carl-Michael Edenborg, Åke Edwardson, Torbjörn Elensky, Inger Frimansson, Carl Johan De Geer, Martin Holmén, Nathan Larson, Malte Persson, Anna-Karin Selberg, Johan Theorin, and Lina Wolff.From the introduction by Nathan Larson & Carl-Michael Edenborg:"To the tourist, the city of Stockholm appears a shimmering dream. Laid out on...
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