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  • Astral Weeks: An unexpected, and welcome, DeLillo discovery

    Astral Weeks: An unexpected, and welcome, DeLillo discovery
    In Don DeLillo's latest novel, the weirdly exciting "Point Omega," a character is "trying to read science fiction but nothing she'd read so far could begin to match ordinary life on this planet ... for sheer unimaginableness." With another writer, you...
  • Astral Weeks: A Grim, New World

    Astral Weeks: A Grim, New World
    I like it when the full import of a title is felt only at the very end of a story, or in the space just beyond -- think Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49." Laura Kasischke's seventh novel, "In a Perfect World" (Harper Perennial: 310 pp., $13.99...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Sept. 27, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined while changing a Mississippi town. || 16 || || 2. || A Gate at the Stairs by...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Aug. 30, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese: $29.95) A gossip columnist's homage to a close knit group of friends from Charleston. || 1 || || 2. || The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg...
  • Dark Passages: Manly adventures with Gabriel Hunt

    Dark Passages: Manly adventures with Gabriel Hunt
    One need not list example after example of bad news dominating the headlines of late, but the desire for escapism has never seemed stronger. Economic woes and the success of genre fiction, time and time again, are directly correlated, which explains why...
  • 'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith

    'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith
    Changing My Mind Occasional Essays Zadie Smith The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95 Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Oct. 11, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 3 || || 2. || Blood's A Rover...
  • Hardcover: Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Aug. 23, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press: $27.95) Noir meets '60s Southern California groovy in a private eye's psychedelic quest. || 2 || || 2. || The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg...
  • Hot type

    Hot type
    What's on your summer reading list? Maybe you've got it all worked out already, but if you don't, here are 60 possibilities, arranged by the months in which they'll be published -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads. JUNE And Then There's...
  • Writer David Foster Wallace found dead

    Writer David Foster Wallace found dead
    David Foster Wallace, the novelist, essayist and humorist best known for his 1996 novel "Infinite Jest," was found dead Friday night at his home in Claremont, according to the Claremont Police Department. He was 46. Jackie Morales, a records clerk at the...
  • Feminism, post-election

    Feminism, post-election
    For a second-wave feminist like myself, this election year has been a roller-coaster ride: exciting, and sick-making, and yet again exciting. We have seen an eminently qualified woman contend for a presidential nomination and fail, at least in part...