Would You Compare a Comic Movie to a Serious Drama. No! Then Why Do Reviewers Do It With Novels?

Dear Dwight Garner, Today I read your review of “How to Build a Girl” by Caitlin Moran in the NY Times. First of all, thanks for reviewing a comic novel by a woman.  The novel is about a rock and roll journalist from the projects, and you had many good things to say about it.  You mention that one […]

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This Week’s Yowza Links (Where I Shlep Around the Internet For the Good Stuff So You Don’t Have to.)

There’s a lot of links out there that are mildly interesting, but you won’t find them here. These are  the links this week that me made go “Yowza!” And I’m not reckless with my yowzas. (All  links relate to publishing, writing, reading and creativity.) Publishing Imagine, if you will, an author who gets a decent […]

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Getting High On Great Stories

Novels are my drugs. I slink into the book store (my dealer) and survey the wares. Glossy covers beckon, beguile. With sweaty palms I consider my selection. I go for hard stuff: a brand-new hardcover, damn the cost. My hands quiver as I slide the credit card to pay; it’s been too long since my […]

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