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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
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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