Archive for 'Reading'
As you may have heard, I’ve recently published a work of historical fiction called “The History of the Mayan Ball League.” During the rash of concussions players were suffering during the course of the National Hockey League (they used to play games, you know), I began thinking about the predecessors of that professional sports league, [...]
Adam Pacther and Matthew Hanlon will be reading and signing copies of Fenway Fiction and Further Fenway Fiction Saturday, October 18th, 2008 at 1pm at Charlton Public Library. Bring your copies of either Fenway Fiction, maybe get a sneak peek of the third installment of the series, and watch us shake so many hands you’ll [...]
A good read on the phenomenon of fake memoirs… not just recently, but throughout history. CRITICAL MASS: Guest Post: Robin Hemley on the Faux Memoir: I suggest we apply a new litmus test to the works of “memoir” we read. If the fact that this story really happened is the only thing that recommends it, [...]
All I seem to talk about here, these days, is Kindle. But this article: “Despite hurdles e-books face, E Ink Corp. of Cambridge has come into its own supplying electronic paper“, in today’s Business section of the Globe, is worth reading. And this little zing from Carolyn Y. Johnson in the article had me snorting [...]
Just when I get around to making a post (albeit a lame one) about Kindle, Sean Lindsay comes up with an excellent review/response to the Kindle launch. 101 Reasons to Stop Writing : » Where’s the Fire? Amazon’s ‘Kindle’ Fizzles Pundits have been predicting for years that ebooks and ebook devices will eventually, finally, once [...]
Okay, I don’t want to sound like Sven Birkerts, (God help me, let me never sound like Sven — and by no means consider that link as an endorsement of the book at the end of it), but I agree with Chip Kidd when he dumps this post on us: A Brief Message: Notify the [...]
★ Samwise rides again » Blog Archive » What the … Bi-cycle-sexual ★: From Aunty … A man caught trying to have sex with his bicycle has been sentenced I would bet serious money (or at least a drink) on this guy having ridden (not like that) for far too long on bicycles in the [...]
Borders Book Club: Michael Chabon: Chabon’s book is a smart homage to ’40s noir and an earnest reflection on lives in exile This was actually a pretty interesting video book club meeting with Michael Chabon about his latest book… I figured, upon seeing the mail from Borders, that I would maybe watch the first clip [...]
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Writer Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84: One of the outstanding figures of modern US literature, Kurt Vonnegut, has died aged 84 in New York. What a royal bummer. “Destiny Calling“, a short story I wrote and sent to Kurt after finishing Timequake (Kurt Jr. Vonnegut) (got off the plane from [...]
This is more for reference than anything, when I recommend this series to people. The order is: The Long-Legged Fly Moth Black Hornet Eye of the Cricket Bluebottle Ghost of a Flea Well, well worth reading.