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Sharp Objects

• <b>Author:</b> Gillian Flynn<p><b>AN HBO® LIMITED SERIES STARRING AMY ADAMS</b><p><b>FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL</b><br>Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. …

Seven new crime novels you should be devouring

<b>After I'm Gone</b><p><i>By Laura Lippman</i><p><i>William Morrow, 384 pages, $33.50</i><p>How good does crime fiction get? Read this book. <i>After I'm Gone</i> covers six characters over 50 years and maintains impeccable characters and perfect timing right to the end. The novel begins in 1976: Felix Brewer is "disappearing" just …

Of course John le Carré took liberties – he’s a novelist

As the spat over the creation of John le Carré's George Smiley continues, Alan Judd argues that the author was not replicating the real world but dramatising an imaginary one<p>It warms the heart of any novelist when novels make news. The latest is an argument as to whether John le Carré, in basing …

Boy, Snow, Bird: Examining race in America through a retelling of Snow White

Myths and fairy tales are alternately valued for their symbolism, their potential for contemporary retellings, or for anthropological insights; but rarely as a language in themselves. Helen Oyeyemi is one of the few storytellers who seems on intimate terms with the language of myth, swims in it …

When characters outlive their authors: How we breathe new life into old books

The author is dead – which is darned convenient if you're planning to muck with his characters.<p>In 1967, the French critic Roland Barthes published his now-famous essay <i>The Death of the Author</i>, calling for literary criticism freed from considerations of the author's biography and intentions. The same …

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