Displaying articles for: December 2013

LOVE ROCKS: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

If you're like me, you’re probably scratching your head wondering how on earth we find ourselves with only days until Christmas. And if you’re also like me, you’re probably scrambling for those last minute presents or the stocking stuffers.  Hopefully, you’re not.  Hopefully you’re all much more organized than I am and have some time to do things like….READ!

 

I’ve got a few holiday themed books to recommend, and one that isn’t a holiday book but it’s so awesome I wanted you all to be aware of it!

 

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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.