Edith Hatten

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Best books of 2017: 24 stand-out novels from last year

With new releases from literary giants such as Arundhati Roy and Paula Hawkins, as well as much-hyped debuts from a clutch of exciting young authors, …

John Oliver's Book About Mike Pence's Gay Bunny Will Be In Every Elementary School In Indiana Now

Don't look know, all you residents of the Hoosier State, but your elementary school libraries could soon be stocked with a certain HBO host's debut …

7 Thrilling Books That Let You Live Dangerously

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami</b> by Roben Farzad<p>"A gripping account of how the Mutiny's role in Miami's cocaine business changed not only the city, but America." A history of the infamous …

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Row over teaching Fanny Hill highlights threat to freedom of expression

On Monday, <i>Vogue</i>’s website, unusually straying into academia, reported: “Eyebrows were raised when the first erotic novel in the English language, <i>Fanny Hill</i>, was dropped from an 18th-century literature course ‘for fear of offending students’.” This followed a headline in the <i>Mail on Sunday</i>: “Erotic …

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Multiple Narratives Mean Non-Stop Action In 'The Child'

Some books tell you a great deal, while other books show even more. I'm happy to report that Fiona Barton's second novel, <i>The Child</i>, falls firmly into the second camp. That's not because of the usual "show, don't tell" dictum that so many novelists hear from instructors, but because Barton has a …

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Opinion: How foreign stocks deflate your portfolio when the dollar is strong

Many financial firms say U.S. investors should own foreign stocks as well as domestic stocks. The problem is that when you own foreign stocks you get …

Thirty-five years of Nintendo controllers. In a single animated GIF. Christ...

Thirty-five years of Nintendo controllers. In a single animated GIF. Christian Taylor's Nintendo Controller Evolution: http://bit.ly/1rmmMzd - Brevin …