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  • My book recommendations

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my fondness for fat books, my current one being Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables," and some readers wrote to ask for other books I would recommend. Here's an incomplete list of my favorite novels, not all of them doorstops.
  • Roman Polanski still being hounded by L.A. County prosecutors

     
    With the state Legislature forced to make dramatic cuts in the prison budget and a three-judge federal panel having recently ordered California lawmakers to release as many as 40,000 inmates in response to the scandalous overcrowding of the California...

    Summer reading: Maria Semple on Tolstoy

     
    For summer, we've created the L.A. Times list of 60 books for 92 days. All of these are new titles being released during the next three months -- it's a plethora of great summer reads. At Jacket Copy, we're asking...

    ‘Les Miserables’ on the big screen? ‘King’s Speech’ director says ‘Oui!’

     
    Tom Hooper guided one period piece to Oscar and box office glory. Might he be able to do the same for the epic musical version of Victor Hugo's “Les Miserables?” Deadline.com reports that “The King's Speech” director is closing...

    It’ll be Russell Crowe hunting Hugh Jackman in the big screen ‘Les Miz’

     
    The Russell Crowe rumors attaching him to the big screen version of the stage musical “Les Miserables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel, turn out to be true. Paul Bettany may have been mentioned as the obsessed Inspector Javert at one time, but...