For every moment of brief tedium in Sandburg’s masterpiece, the master suddenly hits the reader with a scene or a moment that is breathtaking in its prose and cold, dispassionate observation of life during wartime.
In 3 words or less, what does "Freedom" mean to you? Let us know and you have a chance to win a signed copy of Jonathan Franzen's new book.
The settings may seem improbable, but I often fine science-fiction protagonists to be the most believable.
Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie offers his thoughts on gods, mythology, and stories.
An ongoing epic journey through the Mongol invasion of Europe, as seen only on your computer, tablet, or phone.
Stewart and Colbert highlight books that are either new and relevant to the news of the day or just plain fascinating in some way. The short, humorous conversations key in on the most interesting elements of the books, and the authors usually have just enough time to make their case and whet my appetite for more.
A review of Kip Fulbeck's latest photo book, Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids, and Spork, a picture book about being biracial with a discouraging message.
James Frey is hunting for victims in MFA programs, filling the eyes of writers hungry for publication with false visions of Hollywood and big checks.
As for the bookstore, I see it going the way of the record store sometime in the next decade or two: boutique and antique shops catering to collectors and enthusiasts. The era of the big box book store will end.
Dystopias are the hot, newish trend in the teen world; they've become so popular they're bumping vampires down a few notches in the bestseller lists. But are they just a passing fad?