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12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

Books

50 Pulp Cover Treatments of Classic Works of Literature

Last month at CrimeReads, Rebecca Romney looked at a few classic detective novels that had, at one time or another, gotten makeovers as sexy …

Books

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

11 Collectible Books Worth A Ton Of Money That Might Be On Your Bookshelves Right Now

You've probably read articles about all those insanely expensive and incredibly rare, collectible books — like the highly covetable first edition of …

Mike Pence welcomed to town with sea of rainbow flags

LGBT activists made sure to give Vice President a nice hospitable Southern welcome on his trip to Savannah, Georgia this week – with a sea of rainbow …

A Novel of Sex and Secrecy

Longing, wronging, and belonging in Alan Hollinghurst’s “The Sparsholt Affair.”<p>Bless the soul who, under the sobriquet @Lollinghurst, maintains Lines of Beauty, a Twitter account devoted to irregularly publishing sentences from Alan Hollinghurst’s great novel “The Line of Beauty.” When they are …

Why carrying a gun is an immoral act, according to Marilynne Robinson

“It’s a recipe for a completely deranged society.”<p>“I am too old to mince words,” Marilynne Robinson writes at the outset of her extraordinary new essay collection <i>What Are We Doing Here?</i>. In a conversation, the 74-year-old novelist and Pulitzer winner doesn’t pull punches either, particularly when …

2 of the loneliest characters in literature find companionship in Pride and Prometheus

Jane Austen and Mary Shelley get Frankensteined together in John Kessel’s achingly sincere new novel.<p>So the nerdy sister from <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> and Frankenstein’s monster walk into a bar...<p>That is more or less the premise of John Kessel’s <i>Pride and Prometheus</i>, which sees Mary Bennet, the dourest of …

Best Books to Take You Back to the '80s When You're Feeling Nostalgic

Following the overwhelming success of Hulu’s adaptation of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, Margaret Atwood’s iconic piece of dystopian fiction has once again proved its timelessness and unfortunate relevance. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, bitches.<p>The late 70’s to the mid-80’s were the golden age of …

American outsider: Denis Johnson’s troubled journey to greatness

Denis Johnson’s posthumous The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is not only remarkable as a document of a great writer facing death – it’s remarkable …

Margaret Atwood: ‘I am not a prophet. Science fiction is really about now’

“It was not my fault!” says Margaret Atwood of 2017. But it was certainly her year. Now, just a few weeks into January, she is already making headlines with typically trenchant comments on the #MeToo movement. And, of course, the second season of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> returns this spring: she has read …

Literature

Top 10 conspiracy theories in fiction

While writing my third novel, UnAmerican Activities, I watched a lot of conspiracy theory videos on YouTube. The book is a series of interlinked stories that explore a range of popular conspiracy theories and I amused myself with videos about UFO sightings, Area 51 and mysterious satellites lurking …

Paranormal

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should You Read First? Here's A Guide To His Most Famous Works

Ah, the age old literary question: "Which Murakami book should I start with?" I've been asked this question many, many times. Even if you haven't …

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

The convoluted world of best-seller lists, explained

Over the past few weeks, scandal has rocked the august institution of the New York Times best-seller list. And it’s happened not just once but twice.<p>On August 24, an unknown book by an unknown author from an unknown publisher rocketed its way to first place on the Times’s young adult hardcover …

Idol Playthings: How Teen Stars Shaped The Pop World

The reissue, last year, of four Justin Bieber albums on vinyl may have surprised those who think that the resurgent format is the domain of the …

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

Samuel Massie wasn't superstitious until the day he saw the crows. Two of them, gliding above the Antarctic Plateau. Sure, he’d hardly slept in 48 hours, and it was 60 below, and he was 18 years and three months old, which is to say he knew nothing, and he hadn’t heard from his three shipmates in …

Sailing

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election. She is the fifth. The …

The essential Stephen King: a crash course in the best from America’s horror master

Stephen King has written over 70 books. Here are the ones you can’t miss.<p>Most people associate Stephen King with images of Jack Nicholson on a rampage or a creepy clown staring eerily at you from across the street. But while <i>The Shining</i> and <i>It</i> may be King’s most famous books, they’re not the only …

Generations of Village Voice Writers Reflect on the Paper Leaving the Honor Boxes

The end of an era.<p>On Tuesday morning, Peter Barbey, owner of the <i>Village Voice</i>, assembled the staff of the storied but turbulent New York City alt-weekly for a meeting. The paper, he said, would cease print operations for the first time since its founding in 1955, but will continue to publish …

Journalism

The Surprising Complexities of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult

Bruce Handy’s new book, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult, explores the act of picking up Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, and C.S. Lewis later in life.<p>Helping his mother with a recent move, Bruce Handy came across a paper he’d written as a high-school senior. The …

Books

The Mystery of Sylvia Plath's Lost Novel

Sylvia Plath started writing 'Double Exposure,' a fictionalized autobiography about an artist who discovers her husband has cheated on her. Then the …

Literature

Generation X needs to save America from millennials

Though one of its own sits yet again in the White House, the baby-boom generation, 78 million strong, is finally preparing to depart the scene. …

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

The abandoned island you can visit just one day a year

Abandoned in the 19th Century after a plague epidemic, the isle of Eynhallow remains a time capsule in Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands.<p>At 19:30, the ferry left Tingwall Jetty with little indication it was sailing to a place where time stopped long ago. Ahead, on the cusp of the horizon, a …

Scotland

Seize the Hollywood Sign

The neighborhood below the landmark grew up with the city, but now LA must destroy Hollywoodland to save itself<p>There’s a woman who wants to get rid of the Hollywood Sign. I can’t blame the impulse: It looks so good attacked by tornadoes and aliens; there’s such a rush in the slow creak and the …