Millions contributor Brian Ted Jones read through some of Nic Pizzolatto’s written fiction – such as his novel, Galveston – and found that the author dwelled on many of the “same obsessions” as he does in his breakout HBO hit, True Detective.
In lieu of writing a legitimately popular book, or having Barack Obama photographed while being “given” your book, it appears that you can get onto the New York Times bestsellers list for about $200,000.
Recommended Reading: Isle of Youth author Laura van den Berg’s story, “Where Will All the Buildings Go?”
Life doesn’t get much better than getting to spend time with good friends. This weekend I got the opportunity to meet Cassanda, one of my favorite Book Rioters, in person for the first time. She’s stopped in Roanoke on her way to spend some time with fellow Book Rioters in Richmond and I couldn’t be […]
by SB Sarah Here is a text transcript of DBSA 81. An Interview with Kati D from DearAuthor. You can listen to the mp3 here, or you can read on! This podcast transcript was digitally sourced and crafted by hand by Garlic Knitter. Many...Show More Summary
by SB Sarah Sarah and Jane talk with Kati D about the books that brought her to review for DearAuthor, and what books she finds totally crackalicious. We talk about her disappointments with series that she has loved, the frequency of...Show More Summary
by SB Sarah Alas, the Eloisa James deal that had appeared here seems to no longer be valid. I'm sorry. I did notice this at Amazon, however: If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 58%). Show More Summary
by SB Sarah In January, I was having a conversation on Twitter with Sheri W, who mentioned that she re-reads a few Jennifer Crusie books "on the regular to battle a bad day." I know exactly what she means. As I replied to her, I have...Show More Summary
by SB Sarah Sarah: Sometimes you find the most amazing old skool covers. And sometimes really awesome librarians and readers like Lady R. email you a heads up that, wow, yes, that is a teal headband. Did they have terry cloth back then?...Show More Summary
by CarrieS Grade: A- Title: The Great Night Author: Adrian Publication Info: Farrar, Straus and Giroux April 26, 2011 ISBN: 0374166412 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Reading The Great Night is like having a dream that stays in your head long after you wake up. Show More Summary
by CarrieS Grade: B+ Title: Half-Off Ragnorok Author: McGuire Publication Info: DAW March 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7564-0811-4 Genre: Urban Fantasy I’m a huge fan of Seanan McGuire, so I was thrilled when an ARC of Half-Off Ragnorak showed up on my front porch. Show More Summary
by Redheadedgirl Grade: A Title: Half-Off Ragnarok Author: Maguire Publication Info: DAW March 4, 2014 ISBN: 978-0756408114 Genre: Urban Fantasy Full disclosure: I got this ARC from the hands of Seanan herself. She was in Boston forShow More Summary
by SB Sarah Ok, first: there's a multi-use coupon at Kobo right now that's yielding 90% off some books, though not the big 5 publishers, or Samhain. That said, 90% off! Want to give it a try? It's FDKY9RD. Per one of the authors, Moira...Show More Summary
by Elyse A little while back I bitched about my ten least favorite things in romance novel sex scenes—things like nipple scissors and cervical penetration. Now, I tease because I love, and I think most readers of romance take the silliness that occasionally pops up in romance novels with a grain of salt. Show More Summary
Textbooks on the art of war have been around for centuries in one form or another. One of the most interesting examples is Armamentarium Principale Oder Kriegsmunition und Artillerey=Buch by Frank Helm. This 16th century book details the manufacture of bombs, canons and other types of artillery involving gunpowder. Instructions include strapping rockets to the […]
Charles Bukowski's voice took shape in L.A., and seeing his works through its lens helps dispel an unfair reputation. When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began withShow More Summary
A new, non-profit literary journal has launched in Austin, Texas. Each issue of The Austin Review will include four pieces of flash non-fiction, four short stories, and one work of critical analysis. Special attention will be paid to writers from the city that gave us Sixth Street.
“Southern Madagascar is a land awash in superstition—of witches and reincarnation and haunted bridges where children leap out of the darkness to send cars careening into the abyss,” begins “A Plague of Sapphires,” on the travel Web site Road & Kingdoms. Show More Summary
Citing the cliché that people “only become interested in a country’s literature once we start bombing in” as his reason, Chad Post takes a close look at some recently published Ukrainian books.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s cinematic adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice now has an official release date. That’s right. Starting December 12th, you’ll be able to catch Joaquin Phoenix starring as ‘60s stoner P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello.