Articles by C. Max Magee

November 22, 2011

The Notables: 2011 1

This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out. At 100 titles, the list is more of a catalog of the noteworthy than a distinction. Sticking with the fiction exclusively, it appears that we touched upon a few of these books as well: The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo (Most Anticipated) […]

November 22, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Bolaño, Crichton, Sondheim 0

Another posthumously published Roberto Bolaño novel has arrived, The Third Reich. Time to update our Bolaño Syllabus again? Also posthumously published is Michael Crichton’s Micro, which was a third finished when he died and was completed using Crichton’s notes by Richard Preston. Also new this week is Stephen Sondheim’s Look, I Made a Hat: Collected […]

November 17, 2011

Outrage 0

Barry Ritholtz, the godfather of financial blogging (and not your typical Occupy Wall Street protester) calls the U.S. a “corporate monarchy” and wonders “Why have the Europeans figured out they are getting screwed, and we haven’t?“

November 16, 2011

2011 National Book Award Winners Announced 1

A novel that’s “gritty, loamy and alive” takes home the fiction prize.

November 15, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: DeLillo, Tulli, Ozick, Martin 0

Don DeLillo’s first short story collection, The Angel Esmerelda, is out this week, as is Magdalena Tulli’s genre-defying In Red. New in paperback are Cynthia Ozick’s Foreign Bodies and Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty.

November 14, 2011

Early Fire 0

Amazon says it’s shipping the Kindle Fire a day early, i.e. today.

November 10, 2011

Year in Reading Coming Soon! 0

Once Again, this December we will be hosting our Year in Reading series, and this year’s installment is shaping up to be our most fascinating and star-studded yet. While you wait, enjoy last year’s series all over again, and please consider learning about the five easy (even free!) ways you can support The Millions and […]

November 8, 2011

Digging into the 2012 IMPAC Longlist 0

Because of the IMPAC award’s global reach and egalitarian process, it’s always interesting to dig deeper into the longlist.

November 8, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: King, Eco, Schulze, Vonnegut, Catherine, Gallaway 1

Another packed line-up: New this week is Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Umberto Eco’s The Prague Cemetary, Ingo Schulze’s, and Adam and Evelyn (all three of which were previewed by us). We also have new biographies of Kurt Vonnegut and Catherine the Great. And new in paperback, sometime Millions contributor Matthew Gallaway’s The Metropolis Case.

November 3, 2011

Library in the Cloud 1

Amazon has unveiled its Kindle Lending Library. Prime subscribers can now “choose from thousands of books to borrow for free including over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers – as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.”