Today in Book Marks' Classic Reviews: Joan Didion's New York Times review of Norman Mailer's 1979 "true life novel." "I think no one but Mailer could have dared this book. The authentic Western voice, the voice heard in The Executioner’s Song, is one heard often in life but only rarely in literature."
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Jane Austen with a masterclass in building suspense, dramatic irony, and plot secrets.
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Today in Book Marks' Classic Reviews: A 1969 New York Times review of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. "It is very tough and very funny; it is sad and delightful; and it works. But is also very Vonnegut, which mean you’ll either love it, or push it back in the science-fiction corner."
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"Egypt, where cats are believed to have been first domesticated, is also where the relationship with bookstores can be traced." Jason Diamond on the true, untold history of bookstore cats: protecting books and withholding affection for centuries.
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