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OpEd: The Varying Poverties of Now

The Varying Poverties of Now In the appendix to his brief but radiant 2010 manifesto ‘Reality Hunger’—a supremely confident and practically pedagogical collage of quotations and personal observations published in order to define a perceived new age of literature—David Shields writes with this kind of over-excited, unnecessarily aggressive tone. He’s …

Songs That Make Books Better

Songs That Make Books Better A few months ago I wrote about some pretty general musical moments in fiction, basically because I …

Bloodline by James Rollins

Bloodline James Rollins William Morrow 464 pages ISBN-10: 0061784796   — ♦ — There’s a very fine line that exists between competent …