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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman (Reviewed by Will Byrnes)

Official Author WebsiteOrder the book HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Graveyard BookRead The New Yorker's profile on Neil GaimanOVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: "Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Show More Summary

TNT Leaves ‘Mob City’ to Sleep With the Fishes

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Mob City, the Frank Darabont-directed mini-series based on John Buntin‘s book, was not a tremendous hit when it aired on TNT last fall. There were high hopes for the show, but it left critics and audiences only marginally impressed, and notched middling ratings despite an expensive ad campaign. The six episodes that were broadcast, with […]

The Western Front: A Review

I have completed Archer Garrett’s The Western Front (I’m old school, and as with all books, I will simply not read an electronic version so I need the paperback).  I have only one criticism about the book, and this isn’t such a big deal.  There are a few typographical errors and sentence fragments, something I’m sure […]

Maturing With Middlemarch

In My Life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead interweaves memoir and literary criticism, illustrating how George Eliot’s classic has affected her throughout her life.  In a review of the book, Hannah Rosefield describes why the novel endures: Mead first read the novel aged 17, living in the southwest of England and preparing for university examinations, and […]

Piers Morgan Learns How Not To Interview Janet Mock

Transgender advocate and writer Janet Mock agreed to do her first mainstream interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday, to discuss her critically acclaimed book, "Redefining Realness." It didn’t go so well. Criticism from Mock and the transgender community led to a second interview on Wednesday that, in the eyes of many viewers, didn't go any better.

Ted Gioia on the Rise of the Fragmented Novel

2 months agoNews : Will Wilkinson

The most interesting thing internet today: The beauty of the new fragmented novel is that writers can have it both ways. These books pay deference to complexity, that deity of the lit critic, but they are also marked by an intense devotion to plot, pacing and other elements of traditional craft. Show More Summary

America is separating into peasants and scholar-gentry

While on blogging hiatus I read (listened to, actually) a very important book: Charles Murray's Coming Apart. Many parts of the book are extremely good; other parts are maddeningly off the mark. For a critical review that catches most of Murray's mistakes and distortions, see Murray's former colleague David Frum. Show More Summary

CGI Monster 'Odd Thomas' To Hurt Your Eyes Later This Month...

Already on various cable VOD platforms, Image Entertainment has set a February 28 digital and theatrical run for Odd Thomas, based on the original, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling book by Dean Koontz under the same name. The film, which now has official art... Read More

How to Overcome a Fear of Failure

Acceptance, adjustment and adaptation are critical to overcoming obstacles. I find softball in Central Park in daunting. I strike out all the time but I am inspired by the book Moneyball and look forward to my time up at bat. Success at a start-up can have similar strike-outs. Show More Summary

Real Victim of 'Wolf of Wall Street' Lands Book Deal

Even critics who applauded director Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street admitted the film paid little to no attention to those "bitten" by the titular wolf. That prompted an impassioned op-ed by Christina McDowell, a woman whose life was impacted by the real wolf, Jordan Belfort. Show More Summary

Shadow Ops: Breach Zone by Myke Cole (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder the book HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Shadow Ops: Control OpsRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Shadow Ops: Fortress FrontierAUTHOR INFORMATION: As a security contractor, government civilian...Show More Summary

Report from the Interior.

That’s the title of Michael Wood’s LRB review of Fredric Jameson’s The Antinomies Of Realism, and a good review it is, both in making me want to read the book (I don’t read many books of criticism and I probably won’t get around to this one, but still, the desire is there) and in making […]

EarthBound by Ken Baumann

The core concept of this book is that Baumann played the much-loved Super Nintendo game EarthBound as a child, and now that he is an adult, a critical reflection on this coming-of-age story is in order.

GIVEAWAY: The Shadow Ops series by Myke Cole

At Fantasy Book Critic, we are huge fans of Myke Cole's Shadow Ops series. So it's our great pleasure to announce that Ace/Roc books and Fantasy Book Critic are giving away a set of “Control Point”, “Fortress Frontier”, & “Breach Zone”...Show More Summary

Why Are Women's Romantic Histories Being Used to Dismiss and Demean Them, Even Years Later?

2 months agoLifestyle : xoJane

On Saturday, author Joyce Maynard slammed a male film critic for inferring that her teenage relationship with then-53-year-old JD Salinger had anything to do with the new film adaptation of her book "Labor Day." Read more

Dave Hickey Advises: Stay a Narcissist and Become a Junkie

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — On Wednesday night, art critic and provocateur Dave Hickey addressed a rapt audience at a pop-up event held by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LA MoCA) in downtown’s Grand Central Market, part of his book tour for the recently released Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste.

Interview With Ross Klavan, Author of Schmuck

Ross Klavan's novel Schmuck has just been published by Greenpoint Press and he recently finished the screenplay for The Colony based on the book by John Bowers. His critically acclaimed original screenplay for the film Tigerland was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award. Show More Summary

Music writer Robert Hilburn on the love, artistry and comeback of Johnny Cash

3 months agoArts : Art Beat

Robert Hilburn talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new book, “Johnny Cash: The Life.” “Johnny Cash talked right from the heart,” says Robert Hilburn, longtime former music critic for the Los Angeles Times and author of a new Cash biography. Show More Summary

Herman Melville’s Daily Routine and Thoughts on the Writing Life

3 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

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