Story | Aug 20, 2010
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Story | Sep 6, 2009" Vampires have quite the pop culture cachet," says the excellently named Cubby Freeze in Charlie Huston's blood-soaked "My Dead Body" (Del Rey: 302 pp., $14 paper), itself the last in a series of books that can be shoehorned -- along with the "Sookie Stackhouse" novels (the basis of HBO's "True Blood"), "Twilight" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" -- into Exhibit A in the case of the Entire Rest of the World vs. Things Having to Do With Vampires. Cubby's remark verges on cute, but as someone says later on, "Why shouldn't the signifieds define the signifiers?"
Story | Sep 16, 2009
Have you read all the National Book Award-winning novels above? If, like me, you haven't -- and it might take some time to get through them all -- the National Book Foundation has been posting helpful mini-reviews and essays on...
Story | Jan 1, 2011
26 literary resolutions for 2011 from writers and readers. What's yours?