Articles by C. Max Magee

December 24, 2012

A Cheat Sheet for All You New Kindle (And Other Ereader) Owners 4

For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going.

December 11, 2012

Tuesday New Release Day: Faulks, Drop Caps 0

New this week are A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts by Sebastian Faulks and the first six titles (A through F!) in Penguin’s snazzy new Penguin Drop Caps series.

December 4, 2012

Bookish Postcards from Penguin 1

We’ve already published a pair of great lists of gifts for writers, but I know more than one book lover (ahem) who would be thrilled to get this collection of vintage Penguin book cover postcards.

December 4, 2012

Tuesday New Release Day: Tosches, Saramago, Maurois, Buarque, Light 0

Out today are Me and the Devil by Nick Tosches; Raised from the Ground by Jose Saramago; Climates, a newly translated novel from 1928 by French writer Andre Maurois; Spilt Milk by Brazilian writer Chico Buarque; and Alan Light’s The Holy or the Broken about a Leonard Cohen song that Jeff Buckley made famous.

December 3, 2012

David Foster Wallace’s Last Interview 0

Coming soon from Melville House’s “The Last Interview” series: the last interviews with David Foster Wallace and Jorge Luis Borges.

December 3, 2012

A Year in Reading 2012 21

For a ninth year, some of our favorite writers, thinkers, and readers will look back, reflect, and share. Their charge was to name, from all the books they read this year, the one(s) that meant the most to them, regardless of publication date. Grouped together, these ruminations, cheers, squibs, and essays will be a chronicle of reading and good books from every era.

December 1, 2012

The Millions Top Ten: November 2012 0

A last hurrah for our number one, and a new collection of essays from a master who is missed.

November 27, 2012

Tuesday New Release Day: Gartner, Talib, McLain, Lively 0

Out today are Zsuzsi Gartner’s Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, which was shortlisted for Canada’s top literary prize, and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder bestselling expert on chaos Nassim Talib. Out in paperback: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and How It All Began by Penelope Lively.

November 26, 2012

New Richard Powers Story Available As an eBook 0

National Book Award-Winning author of The Echo Maker Richard Powers has a new story out, “Genie“, as an ebook original.

November 21, 2012

Serial Vonnegut 0

Amazon is putting out seven never before published works from Kurt Vonnegut as a serial ebook called Sucker’s Portfolio.