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'The Boy Who Drew Monsters' Is a Terrifying Treatise on Raising a Difficult Child
This novel will give you chills, make the hairs on your body stand at end, and, yes, even give you bad dreams. [31.Oct.14]
Another Kind of Horror: 'When Paris Went Dark'
When Paris Went Dark is a penetrating history of the anxiety, confusion, claustrophobia, and uncertainty experienced by a city in the grip of an unpredictable menace. [31.Oct.14]
What a Difference a Hair Makes
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil feels timeless, because it contains truths you’ve known all along. [30.Oct.14]
'The Art of the English Murder': It's Not all Good Clean Fun
The second half of the19th century saw the murder rate drop precisely when "the activity of enjoying a murder became increasingly acceptable." [30.Oct.14]
Long Live the Old Flesh: David Cronenberg's 'Consumed'
Cronenberg's Consumed feels similar to that of fellow Canadian sci-fi writer William Gibson, in that the narrative is globe-hopping in nature and both writers share a fetish for technology. [29.Oct.14]
Reviews
This novel will give you chills, make the hairs on your body stand at end, and, yes, even give you bad dreams. [31.Oct.14]
When Paris Went Dark is a penetrating history of the anxiety, confusion, claustrophobia, and uncertainty experienced by a city in the grip of an unpredictable menace. [30.Oct.14]
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil feels timeless, because it contains truths you’ve known all along. [30.Oct.14]
The second half of the19th century saw the murder rate drop precisely when "the activity of enjoying a murder became increasingly acceptable." [29.Oct.14]
Cronenberg's Consumed feels similar to that of fellow Canadian sci-fi writer William Gibson, in that the narrative is globe-hopping in nature and both writers share a fetish for technology. [29.Oct.14]
Aware that theories about the horror genre can turn into fanboy rants, Jon Towlson's book is almost encyclopedic in its efficient division and referential format. [28.Oct.14]
Like Neil Gaiman, China Miéville and Catherynne M. Valente, Toby Barlow takes an historic urban space and transforms it into a place to ask questions that haunt us. [28.Oct.14]
True Love Scars is a whirlwind tale of a young music fanatic’s quest for true love, high times and “the authentic real” (not necessarily in that order). [27.Oct.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Allen Pierleoni
This week, we return to our preview of the fall book season, with a look at nonfiction titles. Biographies seem to be… [22.Oct.14]
Features
By Paul Trynka
Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones—the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band was volatile and tragic. [23.Oct.14]
By Ian Bell
Ian Bell explores Dylan's unparalleled second act in a quintessentially American career. It's a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who refused to fade away. [16.Oct.14]
Columns
Negritude 2.0
The majority of Glow is a blow-by-blow account of the drugs he took and the women he bedded. James either had a great memory, or he took remarkable notes. [26.Oct.14]
Re:Print
Pollitt’s new book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights is both a call to arms and a call for honest reflection. [07.Oct.14]
From The Blogs
My lips went mildly numb. Not dentist-visit numb, or certain illegal drugs numb. Just pleasantly numb. Comfortably numb. [10.Oct.14]
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