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  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 17, 2010

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 4. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold ($16.99) 5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by...
  • 'Book of Eli'

    In the future, according to "The Book of Eli," we'll all dress like we're in a Nine Inch Nails video. It is written. Most everyone wears goggles and leather in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of "The Book of Eli." A meteorite and a subsequent war 30 years...
  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • 'Rain Gods' by James Lee Burke

    After getting the lay of the literary land in James Lee Burke's new Texas-based crime novel, I was reminded of a friend mentioning -- with film-buff certainty -- that Howard Hawks' classic western "Red River" was in fact an uncredited reworking of the sea...
  • Fall movie preview: The good, the bad and the really intriguing

    Fall movie preview: The good, the bad and the really intriguing
    All release dates are subject to change. "Limited" means limited markets for that date -- i.e. not Central Florida -- wider release dates also included where known. Oct. 9 Couples Retreat (Universal) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon...
  • 'Crossers' by Philip Caputo

    'Crossers' by Philip Caputo
    Crossers A Novel Philip Caputo Alfred A. Knopf: 452 pp., $26.95 Rather than a Milagro Beanfield-style war over water rights, in Philip Caputo's "Crossers" we have a veritable hot zone, with faceoffs between drug runners packing automatic pistols,...
  • The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.

    The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.
    Let's face it: If Homer or Virgil were writing today, their work would probably get shelved in the fantasy section of the bookstore rather than in "Classics of Western Literature." "Oh, c'mon," I imagine some bookseller saying, "the publisher says this...
  • 10 things you might now know about bestsellers

    10 things you might now know about bestsellers
    The book business is in the midst of an online price war over best-sellers, with Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target trying to undercut each other and alarming the entire industry. Among the books they're fighting over is Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue," which...
  • In 'Nothing Right,' writer Antonya Nelson homes in on modern life's contradictions

    The house Antonya Nelson shares with her husband, writer Robert Boswell, and their two grown children, Noah, 18, and Jade, 21, is doeskin adobe, built in 1910, surrounded by dusty, shaded sage plants. Inside, there is color everywhere: flowers, pottery,...
  • 'The Road'

    It's a miracle "The Road" works at all, given the harsh, murmuring severity of its source, the 2006 Cormac McCarthy novel full of minimally punctuated dialogue, taking place in a world ravaged by an event -- human-made? climatological? -- unspecified by...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Dec. 6, 2009

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and...