Curiosities Archives - Page 526 of 974 - The Millions

March 14, 2013

“Bob wasn’t the settling sort.” 0

by

I promise you that the best thing you’ll read today is this remembrance of the Kilimanjaro climbin’, chemotherapy-cocktail imbibin’, tank bustin’ and cricket playin’ life of Major Robert Crisp, D.S.O, M.C.

March 14, 2013

So I’m Reading with an Axe Murderer 0

by

Matt Seidel has a helpful guide for book clubs across the country: How To Tell If Someone In Your Book Club Is a Homicidal Maniac. One possible clue? He contributes to the Water for Elephants discussion by “telling anecdotes about torturing animals as a child.”

March 14, 2013

Talking Covers with Jonathen Lethem 0

by

Sean Manning (of Talking Covers) hosted a discussion with Jonathan Lethem last week at LA’s Last Bookstore. You can check out video and audio of the event over here, and the post also features an exclusive glimpse at the cover art for Lethem’s forthcoming novel Dissident Gardens. (Bonus: a look at Dissident Gardens in our […]

March 13, 2013

Songs of Experience 0

by

More on Maurice Sendak’s last book, My Brother’s Book, and the influence of William Blake.

March 13, 2013

Lydia Millet, Dark Princess of Love 0

by

Lydia Millet’s most recent novel, Magnificence, is the third in a trilogy, and a reminder of what a significant body of work she’s been building over the last decade.  The Point offers the best overview of that work you’re likely to find anywhere. Millet’s “equal parts” Ben Marcus and Jonathan Franzen, writes Tom Dibblee, “but […]

March 13, 2013

When He Was Good 0

by

The 80th birthday of Philip Roth inspires a festschrift of sorts over at New York Magazine, with Sam Lipsyte, Kathryn Schulz, James Franco (natch), and others weighing in on Roth’s Best Book and other vexed questions. (For the record, it’s Sabbath’s Theater.)

March 13, 2013

Writer’s Best Friend 0

by

“Not long ago The New York Times featured a story about a Brazilian motel for dogs—to promote amorous canine liasons—that also sold nonalcoholic dog beer, had a Japanese ofuro soaking tub, and lots of branded dog apparel.” The current state of man’s best friend.

March 13, 2013

Digital and Co. 0

by

Pirating versus purchasing used ebooks – who wins? Ayelet Waldman and John Scalzi discuss.

March 13, 2013

Ode to a Pillow 0

by

Do poets sleep?

March 13, 2013

Battle Royale 0

by

Publishers Weekly did some sleuthing and it turns out that it only takes 300 print copies sold per day to land the Amazon bestseller list – time to get cracking, everyone.