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Joseph Campbell: “Every myth is psychologically symbolic”

<i>Reprising a five part series to take us deeper into The Hero’s Journey.</i>I want to follow up on this post from yesterday in which I started attempting …

Storytelling

Tolino Vision 4 HD Review

The Tolino Vision 4 HD is the best e-reader to come out of Europe, ever. It takes the best elements of the Amazon Kindle Voyage and the Kobo Aura H2O …

Authors Similar to Agatha Christie : If You've Run Out of Agatha Christie Mysteries

This morning I received a letter asking me for some advice. The writer wanted to know which authors she could try who fall in the Agatha Christie …

Agatha Christie

Classic Whodunits And The Formula Crime Fiction Authors Use To Write Bestsellers.

The greats certainly have a lot to teach us about writing Whodunits and probably none better known than Raymond Chandler whose Ten Commandments still …

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Omnivoracious: Celebrity Picks: Michael Connelly Recommends LA Stories

Some writers are associated with specific places. An obvious connection would be Raymond Chandler writing about Los Angeles. Another obvious one …

The Summer of Fire and Fury: A Reading List

Americans may be tempted these days to worry a bit, what with the bellicose language being lobbed between President Trump and the North Koreans. But Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has some advice: Relax.<p>“I think Americans should sleep well at night, have no concerns about this particular …

Literature

Octavia Butler's DAWN Is Being Developed For TV By Ava DuVernay

… And we’re kind of screaming over here.<p>This is the first of the iconic sci-fi writer’s works to be developed for television.<p>The novel <i>Dawn</i> follows …

Ava DuVernay

Modern Chills: 10 Contemporary Ghost Stories to Read Now - Signature

A Novel<p>A fantastic blend of Scooby-doo and H.P. Lovecraft, <i>Meddling Kids</i> taps into our childhood memories and gives us what we’ve been waiting for: a grown-up detective club story with science, magic, and, of course, ghosts. In the summer of 1977, The Blyton Summer Detective Club solved their final …

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Agatha Christie Is Taking Over All Your Screens

This week in literary film and television news, there were enough new trailers to wear a woman’s eyes right out. (Don’t worry, I’ll heal.) Agatha …

Agatha Christie

Learning to Listen: Tips to Help You Get Into Audiobooks

First, you should know that this audiobook lover used to claim that she couldn’t sit long enough to listen to an audiobook. That she would get …

Neil Gaiman

Last children’s book by Roald Dahl to be republished with new illustrations

There is good news for Roald Dahl fans! A picture book by the British writer is getting a makeover and will be republished on September 7.<p>Billy and …

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Cautionary tale as catharsis in Ross Macdonald’s The Instant Enemy | Library of America

Back <b>Cautionary tale as catharsis in Ross Macdonald’s The Instant Enemy</b><p>News August 8, 2017<p>Cautionary tale as catharsis in Ross Macdonald’s <i>The Instant</i> …

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The Best Book Covers from Now Until 2018

We try not to judge books by their covers, but sometimes we just can’t help it! These books, which have release dates from August until the end of …

Books

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ Has Been Neglected for 17 years—It’s Time for a Rebellion

Millennials have neglected <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> for seventeen years, and it’s time for a rebellion in the form of new interest and readership.<p>Fans …

Literature

5 Books Making News This Week: Erotic Adventures and the End of the World

A victory lap brings <b>Colson Whitehead</b> back to Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor on August 12—not far from Azurest, where the book party for his first novel,</i> …

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Otto Penzler, Owner of New York’s Mysterious Bookshop, Offers Clues to His Passion for Crime Fiction

The editor traveled a rocky road to a stone Tudor house in Connecticut; a page-turner life with a twist<p>Otto Penzler, 75, is an editor of mystery fiction and owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York. He most recently edited “Bibliomysteries” (Pegasus), a collection of short stories. He spoke …

Crime Fiction

Five H.P. Lovecraft Stories You Should Actually Read in 2017

Five H.P. Lovecraft Stories You Should Actually Read in 2017

Literature

The Importance of Authors Finishing Series On Their Terms

Writing a book is a difficult process.<p>It is a process though that should not be interrupted by outside influence, especially when one’s lifetime …

George R.R. Martin

Has the true identity of Jack the Ripper been revealed? Victorian diary proven genuine contains huge clue

It remains one of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history with a long list of potential suspects.<p>But the true identity of Jack the Ripper may have finally been confirmed, after researchers said they had proven the authenticity of a much disputed Victorian diary.<p>Twenty five years ago …

Literature

A Podcast Reopens Old Wounds In 'Are You Sleeping'

<i>Bethanne Patrick is a freelance writer and critic who tweets</i> @TheBookMaven.<p>A quandary: There is an absolutely thrilling dilemma baked into <i>Are You Sleeping</i>, a debut thriller from Kathleen Barber. However, not only can I not discuss it without revealing too much — I'm not even sure if it's meant to …

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Linda Fairstein's 'Deadfall' keeps heroine alive, soaring

"Deadfall" <b><br>By Linda Fairstein</b> <br>(Penguin Random House, 400 pp, $28)<p>Linda Fairstein gives off such an air of boundless competence that from page one, you …

Crime

The Late Show

Michael Connelly could simply continue rotating novels between his two popular series – Harry Bosch and the Lincoln Lawyer – and remain one of the …

The Late Show

FINAL GIRLS Leaves You Looking For a Character To Like

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper<p>FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager<p>FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager is the kind of book that keeps you interested for all of its pages, but when it is finished you find yourself non-impressed. This story of three women who survived hellish attacks by a crazed person is chilling to the …

Women's News

The Magic of Reading More Than One Book at a Time

This is a guest post from Laura Sackton. Laura is a lifelong reader, writer, and lover of made-up worlds. Until recently, she ran a small organic …

Books

House of Spies Book Review

Gabriel Allon has now taken his post as Chief of The Office, but breaks protocol and accompanies his team, along with the Brit and American teams to …

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Book Review: Tom Perrotta can’t quite satirize the already absurd internet age

Tom Perrotta writes books that are so compulsively readable that you may get to the end of one before it hits you that it wasn’t super satisfying. That’s the case with <i>Mrs. Fletcher</i>, his latest anthropological look at dissatisfied suburban moms and disaffected teenagers. Many of his past books have …

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Had She however Recognized: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart

Worth: $21.95- $10.00<p>The lifetime of America’s first best-selling suspense novelist and playwright is offered in full element, from Rinehart’s …

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