August 2007

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’

Publisher blasts Oprah over James Frey controversy

GRAPEVINE, Texas—Publisher Nan A. Talese took up a fresh defense of A Million Little Pieces this weekend, defending the “essential truth” of the discredited

Praise the Grammar Vandal

Don’t you just love Kate McCulley? NPR’s Talk of the Nation introduced me to her last week, and now I’m officially addicted

Soon-Forgotten Harry

Everyone at the airport had extra baggage with them this weekend, namely the 750-odd-page hardcover Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Some readers had just

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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