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Indexing: How much Wodehouse can you take(?), Cannery Row, Lispector, L.A. Review of Books podcast, and much more

A roundup of things consumed by our contributors.

Tobias Carroll

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

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The ten greatest Stephen King adaptations

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

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Morning Bites: Post-Ann Beattie, Taylor on Stephen King, Downton Disco, bad Life covers, and more

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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Afternoon Bites: NY Tyrant, the LA scene, “11/22/63,” and more

Errol Morris has some good things to say about Stephen King’s 11/22/63 in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review, and coins the phrase “the weird quotidian” in the process. (Morris also chatted with King for the paper’s ArtsBeat blog.)

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Morning Bites: Franzen talks HBO, Bob Powers, Tony Iommi in Greenpoint, R. Kelly, and more

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  • On Megan Boyle’s Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee.
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Morning Bites: Nobel odds, Esquire short fiction, Book Riot, Stephen King on horror flicks, and more

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?)

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Happy Bill Murray/Leonard Cohen/Stephen King Day

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.

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