There are many ways of looking at the protean life and reign of Queen Victoria,...– Great review for SHOOTING VICTORIA in the Washington Times! BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shooting Victoria’ - Washington Times (via comicsispeople)
Siddhartha Deb wins PEN Open Book Award
Congratulations to Siddhartha Deb, winner of the 2012 PEN Open Book Award for The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India.
Little, Brown and Company: Reading Recommendations... →
littlebrownandcompany: A few suggestions: 1) Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn 2) Faces in the Crowd, ebook by Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King 3) When She Was Good, by Laura Lippmann 4) Five Skies, by Ron Carlson 5) Our Boys, and Soldiers First, both by Joe Drape for you football fans 6) Trinity Game, by…
Excerpt of Jane by @TheRobinMaxwell | Tor.com →
Sneak peek! @BBQSnob and @Bourdain visit @FranklinBBQ in the season opener of No Reservations
Confront and Conceal mentioned in The Economist– Banyan: Nuclear profusion | The Economist
NYRB Lit: More reviews of The Water Theatre →
nyrblit: The reviews are rolling for Lindsay Clarke’s The Water Theatre. Just today we saw two come in to our inboxes. For our desert-island books, we’d live in isolation happily if we could have the full collection of classics rediscovered by New York Review Books. Case in point, Lindsay…
Books You Should Have Read This Summer →
@SeanDoolittle’s Lake Country
Must-read: The Prophet by Michael Koryta →
Kirkus Reviews names SAY YOU'RE SORRY by Michael... →
for Talking to the Dead by @HarryOntheBrink: “What sets the book apart is the first-person narration of Fi, one of the most intriguing female characters in recent fiction. The promising first installment in a new series, this book is so good it has you wondering who should play Fiona on the big screen. How about Keira Knightley?”
Amazing review of The Prophet by @MJKoryta...
“It’s a novel with heft, character and timelessness that I’m absolutely sure will stand up and be read in whatever form literature finds itself presented as 10, 20 or even 50 years from now.” http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/the-prophet
Starred @PublishersWkly for Click Moment by...
“Johansson engages us from the start…engaging and powerful read. Using numerous studies and ample research, Johansson offers an engaging and powerful read. Randomness looms large and change is all around, yet “we are truly reluctant to actively court randomness in our lives.” This book should help us change that.”
Publishers Weekly on Among the Islands by Tim...
“Flannery is a crackerjack storyteller as well as a scientist.”
Most things in the world are sort of hilarious and sad. Everything houses that...– David Rakoff, from a 2010 Powells.com interview (via powells)
Rebecca Harrington interviewed for EW's Shelf Life...
Best Author-on-Author Insults in History
Virginia Woolf on James Joyce: [Ulysses is] the work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples.
Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling: How to read ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’? Why, very quickly, to begin with, and perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do.
H. G. Wells on George Bernard Shaw: An idiot child screaming in a hospital.
Ralph Waldo Emerson on Jane Austen: Miss Austen’s novels . . . seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world.
William Faulkner on Ernest Hemingway: He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
Ernest Hemingway on William Faulkner: Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?
W. H. Auden on Robert Browning: I don’t think Robert Browning was very good in bed. His wife probably didn’t care for him very much. He snored and had fantasies about twelve-year-old girls.
Mark Twain on Jane Austen: Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.