by Gary Marcus
by Neil Stephenson
A conversation with Ray Bradbury.
This candid interview with Chabon looks more interesting than the films with Riggins
At Salon: Charlies Dickens, the secret life of a literary giant. I’ve become rather obsessed with old Charles of late.
Neil Pollack reviews the Richard Stark Parker novels.
I’m not one for small talk. I’m not good at it and I rarely see the point. All the idle chatter is time better spent reading in my opinion. Unless the talk is about books, of course. Then pull up a chair. Let me buy you a drink. If you’re the type of person that views carrying a book as a necessary escape hatch for any excursion outside your front door, then you are my people, no questions asked. There is little I like more than reading, browsing, chatting or arguing about books. Book stores are my pilgrimage and book clubs are my catnip. At my day job, the one meeting I will not view askew is the monthly book club. It’s one hour where time doesn’t drag on and business buzz words don’t choke the air. It’s my oasis in the management wilderness.
New York magazine has a feature on Michael Lewis.
I’m a huge sucker for these types of lists. The Top 10 Books Lost to Time. The Smithsonian is a great underrated magazine.
Fascinating Maurice Sendak profile in The Guardian.