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“A folk tale, but with swearing”: Drew Magary on his new novel “The Hike”

Salon talks to Deadspin and GQ writer Drew Magary about nostalgia, video games, fantastic beasts and his new book<p>My first exposure to Drew Magary was his work on Deadspin, specifically his recurring column “Balls Deep,” which frequently managed to (1) make me laugh really hard, and then (2) …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

But according to Scotty McLennan, a lecturer in political economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the school's former dean of religious life, limiting ourselves to manuals and biographies and case studies means we're missing something big.<p>Some of the most valuable insights into the …

Katherine Dunn, Author of Geek Love, Has Died

<i>Geek Love</i> is one of the main reasons I rarely loan out books anymore—at least, not with the expectation that I’ll ever see them again. When I heard the news yesterday that its author, Katherine Dunn, had died at the age of 70, I looked to my shelves, found my copy once again absent, and found …

12 Contemporary British Novels We Can't Live Without

By Caitlin Kleinschmidt | Off the Shelf<p>As a lifelong Anglophile, I have worshipped at the altar of Austen, Brontë, and Dickens ever since I received my first copy of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> in the fourth grade. But British literature goes far beyond the country manors and moody moors of the nineteenth …

5 Strangest Books Ever Written

Books teach us, inform us, amuse us and provoke us. But some books plainly befuddle us. They invoke mysteries that hint of something ancient, …

Central Europe

13 Books to Inspire Your Next Road Trip With Your Girlfriends

From Edith Wharton to Gloria Steinem.<p>Mobility is something we often take for granted. To be able to move freely and easily is essential to the ways in which we experience and interact with the world. But too often, mobility is far less straightforward for women. Traveling as a woman is more …

The writers Russians don't read – and you should

A new survey has found that living writers are not much favoured in Putin’s Russia, and there are many reasons why, but readers are missing out<p>Asked to name their country’s greatest writers in a new survey, Russians stick with the classics. The Levada Center’s survey of 1,600 Russians is topped, …

Top 10

Alvin Toffler Saw The Future Before It Arrived

The noted futurist passed away last week at the age of 87.<p>Alvin Toffler, the noted futurist, passed away last week. He was 87. Toffler saw it all before it happened. Through his seminal books, <i>Future Shock</i> (1970) and <i>The Third Wave,</i> (1980) he accurately predicted the trajectory technology and society …

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Writing

Neil Gaiman’s Next Book Will Delve into Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman has authored books that are—hands down—modern classics. With novels like <i>American Gods</i> and <i>The Graveyard Book</i>, Gaiman has proven that he’s …

Books

Great 1950s horror sci-fi novel, The Mind Thing, now on Kindle

When I was in junior high school, I joined the Science Fiction Book Club. One of the books I got from the club was an anthology that included several …

Science Fiction