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August 2007

Winning the Right War

Was Vietnam like this? Every month, it seems, heavier and heavier tomes about the Iraq War are deposited on the nation’s bookshelves. Although they


In appreciation: The Book of Disquiet

The Book of DisquietAuthor: Fernando PessoaPenguinDecember 2002, 544 pages, $16.00 Have you ever finished a book and then gone back to the beginning to read it all over


Ink on Dreams of Transient Architecture

“I have been told repeatedly during various stages of my life that we are all moving toward the same luminous object ...”—Patrick Elkins Ink on


Author appreciation: Henry Treece

Reading Henry Treece’s The Green Man, which climaxes in a long spasm of apocalyptic violence—death by sword, buildings on fire, women eaten by


John Peel: Margrave of the Marshes

John Peel: Margrave of the Marshesby John Peel, Sheila RavenscroftChicago Review PressJune 2007, 432 pages, $19.95 A portrait of the life of John Peel, not only the best


The World Without Us

“Is it possible that, instead of heaving a huge biological sigh of relief, the world without us would miss us?” It’s hard to imagine


Capote disappoints Krakauer

Jon Krakauer on his recent rereading of Capote’s In Cold Blood: “After I learned of his boast that he wrote all the dialogue from


Other: JT LeRoy fraud case

The Laura Albert / JT Leroy fraud case might be over, but I figure Albert’s arguments as far as Leroy’s “existence” will become an


July 2007

Britain’s best literary detective is back

First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novelby Jasper FfordeViking ($24.95) There is simply so much you don’t know about fiction: Thomas Hardy’s novels used


Getting Biblical

An old truism goes that when Catholics sin, they go to confession, but when Protestants sin, they go out and buy a book (it didn’


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'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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