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  • Review: 'The Paying Guests' by Sarah Waters

    Review: 'The Paying Guests' by Sarah Waters
    It has been five years since Welsh novelist Sarah Waters' last book, but for admirers of her well-crafted Sapphic romps through British history, the wait for "The Paying Guests" has seemed even longer. After the interesting but not entirely successful...
  • Chloe Grace Moretz drama 'If I Stay' is lifeless, reviews say

    After a wave of dystopian, sci-fi-inflected adaptations of young-adult novels in recent years, the romantic drama "If I Stay" arrives as the second movie this summer based on a more down-to-earth YA book. Whereas "The Fault in Our Stars" scored mostly...
  • 'Doom Patrol Omnibus' shows Grant Morrison's master plan

    'Doom Patrol Omnibus' shows Grant Morrison's master plan
    Before Grant Morrison was a huge name in mainstream comic books — the writer of series like "New X-Men," "All-Star Superman" and the forthcoming "Multiversity" — he was the brilliant weirdo who wrote "Doom Patrol." Morrison and artist...
  • The Biblioracle: Falling in love with 'A Brave Man'

    The Biblioracle: Falling in love with 'A Brave Man'
    I fell in love on vacation. Fret not, dear readers, it was with a book, not another woman. Mrs. Biblioracle was next to me as it happened. I was about 50 pages into the novel when I turned to her and said, "I'm not sure I wholly understand this book,...
  • Review: 'If I Stay' ★★★

    Review: 'If I Stay' ★★&#9733
    Artfully assaultive, "If I Stay" is better than average young adult material, cleverly adapted from Gayle Forman's 2009 novel about a teenage cellist experiencing true love, a terrible car crash and magical realism for the first time. Young adult...
  • Review: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato

    Review: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato
    As you're reading what had promised to be a garden-variety crime novel, it's thrilling when it gradually dawns on you that what you're holding in your hands is far deeper and larger, though no less entertaining, than what you expected. And when that...
  • Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction

    Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction
    Writers of realistic fiction are often are asked to wrestle with the question of autobiographical influence in interviews and essays. Some critics have made a cottage industry out of guessing even in the absence of hard data: Is the character a stand-in...
  • Venice Market to Showcase 'Bang Gang,' 'Dead & Beautiful,' 'Sworn Virgin'

    MADRID - Eva Husson's "Bang Gang," David Verbeek's "Dead & Beautiful" and Laura Bispuri's "Sworn Virgin" (pictured) will be presented at the first Venice European Gap-Financing Co-production Market, which runs August 29-30. In its first edition, the...
  • Review: 'Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944' by Jean Guéhenno

    Review: 'Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944' by Jean Guéhenno
    Paris in August is a city turned over to visitors. The locals are on vacation, their numbers replaced by sunburned tourists taking selfies at the Eiffel Tower and, perhaps, ordering a "Cheese Max" burger or two from the nearest Quick fast-food joint....
  • Piquet to race for Chinese team in Formula E

    (Reuters) - Former Formula One and NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet junior has signed up to race for a Chinese team in the new Formula E electric series starting in Beijing next month. The 29-year-old Brazilian, whose father and namesake was a triple F1...
  • Celebrating Charles Bukowski, 'poet laureate of L.A. lowlife'

    Celebrating Charles Bukowski, 'poet laureate of L.A. lowlife'
    Charles Bukowski was called many things: "poet laureate of L.A. lowlife," "the enfant terrible of the Meat School poets," "the prophet of the underemployed" and "a flamboyant provincial." Those comments are all from our own reporters. The L.A. Times was...