A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.
We’ve got two weeks of reading here. This….might take a while. Though it’s a strange cosmic joke that I made my way through the 850-page novel on the list to follow faster than nearly everything else on it. Continue reading
Last night A&E aired the first episode of the latest Stephen King film adaptation, Bag of Bones. It is another example in a superb list of the writer’s works that have made the transition from book to screen. Today, Jason Diamond, Tobias Carroll, Lincoln Michel, Jen Vafidis, Dustin Luke Nelson, Royal Young, and Dustin Luke Nelson discuss ten of those works, and why they’re so special. Continue reading
Now that Ann Beattie’s Mrs. Nixon is out, what First Lady deserves the fiction treatment next?
- Justin Taylor talking about Stephen King is one of those things you think would be cool if it happened. Then one day it does, and you’re like, “Holy shit! That was awesome!” Such is the case with his piece at Tor.com.
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We’d like to congratulate our friend Bob Powers (above) for getting his book The Werewolf’s Guide to Life mentioned in a Gawker post titled “Satanic Sex Ritual Threesome Not as Awesome as It Sounds.”
- Jonathan Franzen talks The Corrections on HBO, and Edith Wharton with Vulture.
- On Megan Boyle’s Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee.
Place your bets on the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
- Esquire wants you to write 78 words of fiction. If it’s good, you can go study with Colum McCann.
- Book Riot has launched. We think it might be the future.
- Over at Salon, Scott Timberg’s essay on the ” hollowing out of the creative class,” is the best and possibly most depressing essay on the arts that you will read today. (But then again, who knows?)
Posted by Jason Diamond
Not only do Leonard Cohen, Bill Murray, and Stephen King all celebrate birthdays today, but so do H.G. Wells, Chuck Jones, and Dave Coulier. That’s pretty much everybody that matters, and I think we should get a day off because of it.