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Three Books About... Transformation

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Three books about transformation. What can they tell us about change? Column by Cath Murphy The filmmaker David Cronenberg, a man you could reasonably say is obsessed with transformation, begins an essay on the subject in the Paris Review...Show More Summary

Let Readgeek Engine Decide What Book you should Read Next

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The tool gives readers recommendations based on past reads. News by Raine Winters Running out of novels on your “To Read” list? Readgeek, an online book recommendation engine, aids readers in selecting a book based on past preferences, reports GalleyCat. The engine is essentially the Pandora radio for books. Show More Summary

Real Mr. Darcy Discovered by Historian

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Could John Parker, the First Earl of Morley, have been Austen’s muse? News by Raine Winters Dr. Susan Law, author, historian, and journalist, has supposedly identified the inspiration behind Jane Austen’s infamous character Mr. Darcy, reports The Express. Show More Summary

The Familiar Volume 1: Where the Hell is Danielewski Going With This?

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

And can he sustain people's interest for twenty-six more volumes? Column by Joshua Chaplinsky On September 15, 2010, it was announced that Mark Z. Danielewski was working on a twenty-seven volume serial novel about "a twelve-year-old girl who finds a kitten." The internet's collective head In the months and years that followed, details were scare. Show More Summary

Bookshots: ‘Boo’ by Neil Smith

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Boo dies of what he thinks is his holey heart and goes to a heaven populated entirely by thirteen-year-olds where he meets Johnny, a boy from school who knows a lot more about their deaths. Review by Dean Fetzer Bookshots: Pumping new...Show More Summary

Lidia Yuknavitch's New Book Has New Trailer

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Book trailer for Lidia Yuknavitch's newest, 'The Small Backs of Children'. News by Peter Derk Lidia Yuknavitch's newest book isn't due out until July, but that doesn't mean it's too early to get a taste. Andy Mingo, who is currentlyShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy' by Sam Maggs

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Finally, a book for girls and women who like to geek out. Review by Stephanie Bonjack Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks Who wrote it? She...Show More Summary

From Short Story to Film: How I (Co-)Wrote My First Movie Script

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Taking a short story and turning it into a short film script is even scarier than it sounds...but I lived to tell the tale, and now I'll tell you about it! Column by Leah Rhyne On a sunny day in early March, I met a guy. No, no, not like that. Show More Summary

Bookshots: ‘The Guild Of Saint Cooper’ By Shya Scanlon

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Shya Scanlon's "pre" apocalypse novel, ‘The Guild Of Saint Cooper.’ Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Guild Of Saint Cooper Who wrote it? What I found most...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume 3' Edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This third entry in the 'Dark Screams' series of mini-anthologies reminds us that good things come in threes. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Dark Screams: Volume Three Who Wrote It? Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Darynda Jones, Jacquelyn Frank and Brian Hodge. Show More Summary

Font Of Knowledge: The Einstein Font

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

New Einstein font lets you write with...RELATIVE genius. News by Peter Derk Anyone who has been accused of having "serial killer" handwriting knows the pain. You've got great ideas, but they're hidden behind a murderous veneer. Well, be accused of murder no more! The Einstein font is here. Show More Summary

Valuable Edition of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' Recovered

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The previously stolen book is worth $23,000. News by Raine Winters A valuable first edition version of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been found by the Columbia national police force, reports The Guardian. Last weekend at a book fair in Bogota, the book was stolen. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Collected Fiction' by Hannu Rajaniemi

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A concise review of Hannu Rajaniemi's collection of short stories. Review by BH Shepherd Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Collected Fiction Who wrote it? Hannu Rajaniemi, author of the criticallyShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'City by City' Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A collection of essays that takes readers on a cross-country trip across America. Review by Freddie Moore Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis Who wrote it? Roughly three-dozen n+1 contributors: writers, editors, MFA and PhD candidates. Show More Summary

10 Bloodlust-Satisfying Deaths in Fiction

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sometimes, there are villains in fiction that we hate with a burning passion, and seeing them die satiates our bloodlusty desires. Column by Christopher Shultz First Warning: MAJOR Spoilers Ahead You hear this advice given to writers all the time: create complicated, realistic characters in your fiction. Show More Summary

Faust, Facebook, and the Future of Media

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Facebook has been in talks with a number of news organizations over the past year. Instead of posting links to outside content on Facebook, the social media giant wants to become a primary publisher. Column by Leah Dearborn Is Facebook...Show More Summary

Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World': From The Network That Brought You 'Sharknado'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Syfy is adapting Huxley's classic 'Brave New World' for Syfy. News by Peter Derk Syfy, the network that brought us gems such as Sharknado, Sharktopus, Swamp Shark, Avalanche Sharks, and a bunch of other movies that don't involve sharks...Show More Summary

Paul Tremblay's 'A Head Full Of Ghosts' Debuts In A Month, Film Rights Sold At Auction

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Focus Features wins rights to Paul Tremblay's 'A Head Full Of Ghosts' at auction. News by Peter Derk Great news for Paul Tremblay (and fans of great books and great movies. So great news for everyone, really). Focus Features won theShow More Summary

The 21st Century Crucible: Why 'The Crucible' is Still Relevant

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Arthur Miller's classic play is a staple in the American theatrical canon, but is it still relevant? Spoiler alert: it is. Column by Emily Rose Lathrop Published in 1953, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible has become a cornerstone of American theatre. Show More Summary

4 Great Literary Moms

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief survey of that peculiar and rare literary character: the good mother. Column by Ed Sikov Today is my mother’s birthday. She would have been 97. I didn’t pitch this column based on this personal landmark, though, but rather on the national holiday called Mother’s Day. Show More Summary

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