Ian McCord

Ian started at Avid in June of 2019, just short of celebrating his 20th year in Athens. He spent most of the last 2 decades tending hipster bars and playing loud music (some folks would say you could swap those adjectives). In fact, he’s often spotted reading in dark, noisy bars. Most of his free time is spent nose-in-book, playing old video games or rewatching classic talkie films like Midnight Madness and Cabin Boy.

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Understanding Comics Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780060976255
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 27th, 1994

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At Swim-Two-Birds (Irish Literature) Cover Image
By Flann O'Brien, William H. Gass (Introduction by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781564781819
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - September 2005

In my opinion, it's very rare to see the STORY-WITHIN-A-STORY-WITHIN-A-STORY format pulled off as gracefully as Mr. O'Brien did here. And to top it off, it's a brilliant and sneaky comedy. So many re-readable character interactions... Loved it.


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By Oakley Hall, Robert Stone (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781590171615
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Published: NYRB Classics - November 21st, 2005

This book reads like a blueprint for the best of the dirtiest and darkest early Western films. It's all here: The questionable and faulty hero. The local cowards and drunks. Miners on the verge of strike. Multiple showdowns. The sacrifices of/for "Family" and/or "Friends". Way better than the movies...


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By David Markson, Steven Moore (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781564782113
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 1988

Markson takes us into the mind of either A) someone suffering the trials of dementia, or B) the last person on Earth. Both scenarios worked for me. It's a highly entertaining view into cabin fever of the human brain.