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March 10, 2014

The Good Kind of Bad 0

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In a Simpsons episode from the late nineties, Lisa Simpson, concerned that her mental skills may be deteriorating, manages to finagle her way onto a local TV news broadcast, where she urges the residents of Springfield to read two books: To Kill a Mockingbird and Harriet the Spy. At first glance, the two novels might […]

March 10, 2014

Five Crime Novels Where Women are the True Detectives 17

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Whether or not True Detective returns for another season and solves its woman problems, here’s a list of crime novels where there’s a woman in charge. You might discover, like me, that you’re an accidental fan of the female detective.

March 9, 2014

“A great novel is always felt as a kind of gift” 0

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Millions contributor Brian Ted Jones read through some of Nic Pizzolatto’s written fiction – such as his novel, Galveston – and found that the author dwelled on many of the “same obsessions” as he does in his breakout HBO hit, True Detective.

March 9, 2014

Gaming the Bestsellers List 1

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In lieu of writing a legitimately popular book, or having Barack Obama photographed while being “given” your book, it appears that you can get onto the New York Times bestsellers list for about $200,000.

March 9, 2014

“That city in the backseat.” 0

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Recommended Reading: Isle of Youth author Laura van den Berg’s story, “Where Will All the Buildings Go?”

March 8, 2014

New Lit Mag Alert: The Austin Review 0

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A new, non-profit literary journal has launched in Austin, Texas. Each issue of The Austin Review will include four pieces of flash non-fiction, four short stories, and one work of critical analysis. Special attention will be paid to writers from the city that gave us Sixth Street.

March 8, 2014

The Books Coming from Ukraine 0

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Citing the cliché that people “only become interested in a country’s literature once we start bombing in” as his reason, Chad Post takes a close look at some recently published Ukrainian books.

March 8, 2014

Thomas Pynchon Adaptation Gets a Release Date 2

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s cinematic adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice now has an official release date. That’s right. Starting December 12th, you’ll be able to catch Joaquin Phoenix starring as ‘60s stoner P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello.

March 7, 2014

The Great 2014 Indie Press Cheat Sheet 0

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Interested in reading some of the indie and small press books coming out in 2014, but don’t know where to start? Michael Seidlinger put together a great Cheat Sheet of titles to get excited about this year. Think of it as a complement to our Great 2014 Book Preview.

March 7, 2014

“You may better yourself by reading this, but who cares?” 0

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“Usually, with a novel, you start with no idea what to do because your job is to create convincing characters and then they just run around getting crazy. The problem with writing a memoir, obviously, is you can’t do that because you sort of know what’s going to happen. Because you’re the character.” – Gary […]