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tales you lose

Stuff we admired, here at HiLobrow, during the past 12 months.

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From James Fenimore Cooper to Charles Portis…

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From Rafael Sabatini to Geoffrey Household and Frederick Forsyth…

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Miley Cyrus is at once surface and symbol.

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A restive blue-collar visionary.

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From Mark Twain to Hunter S. Thompson and Erica Jong…

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From H. Rider Haggard to T. Coraghessan Boyle…

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From Lewis Carroll to Alasdair Gray and Terry Pratchett…

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From Dumas and Kipling to Le Carré and Ludlum…

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Sexy, funny, truly disturbing — and always riveting.

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From Shelley and Verne to Octavia E. Butler and Alan Moore…

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Here’s a short-day-blues antidote.

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21 great adventure novels of the Seventies!

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21 great adventure novels of the Sixties!

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She wrote the new millennium’s first perfect novel.

A consciously anonymous persona yet a conspicuously anomalous presence.

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A teenage runaway who happened to be possessed of genius.

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Theorist of the “temporary autonomous zone.”

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Get deliberately lost, open every door, go where the crowd isn’t.

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21 great adventure novels of the Forties!

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Fetishizing the library without passing on the whuffie.

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21 great adventure novels of the Thirties!

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21 great adventure novels from 1924–33!

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25 HiLobrow posts from 2013 that got the most traffic (so far)!