The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud This is my single favorite graphic novel, bar none. Death appears to a struggling artist in New York and offers him a deal—he’ll gain the ability to magically sculpt any material with his bare hands, but in return, he only gets 200 days left to live.
The Monkey Wrench Gang, By Edward Abbey Edward Abbey is often referred to as the “Henry David Thoreau of the Desert.” There’s a lot of truth in this comparison, though Edward Abbey was significantly more likely to get in a fight or fart in polite company. Published in 1975, The Monkey
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn. If you’ve ever been annoyed by someone talking about shifting their paradigm, you can thank the physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was the work that introduced the concept into the popular parlance, and all of the word’s annoying
Riding the Trail of Tears is a creative and fun to read novel written by PCC faculty member Blake Hausman, and set in the near future. The protagonist, Tallulah Wilson, is a part-Cherokee guide for the people who buy a ticket to participate in a virtual reality re-creation of the Cherokee
Is it possible that a single person could be kidnapped twice, die twice, and have a bucket-full of a life between the first of the kidnappings and the last of those deaths? Without giving too much away, the answer is “Yes!” if that person is former PCC history instructor Babette (Bobbie)
It’s the end of the term, and the assignments are coming due. It’s time for Haiku Book Reviews! The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins Katniss, just a girl Who needs to save her sister… Starts revolution Stone Cold Butch Different is hard Stone Cold Butch so sad But uplifting