Back stage with Hunter S. Thompson: David Swinson on his years doing shows with an American legend.
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Today's Review of the Day: Don Oldenburg in the USA Today reviews Dragon Teeth, a recently discovered thriller by the late, great Jurassic Park author, Michael Crichton
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“'A tangled skein,'” Arthur Conan Doyle scribbled in one of his cheap red marbled notebooks. He was considering possible titles and images for the detective novel that had begun to grow in his imagination." In honor of the birth of Arthur Conan Doyle: The early days of Doyle's iconic character.
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"And sometimes, rather than read a book, I’d actually rather read a book about books. Whether it’s a history of a particular book (like Maureen Corrigan’s wonderful So We Read On) or a particular publisher (like Boris Kachka’s fascinating Hothouse) or a particular writer’s work (like Claudia Roth Pierpont’s brilliant Roth Unbound) or a particular group of writers (like Christopher Bram’s illuminating Eminent Outlaws), I’m all over it. In fact, it’s probably my favorite category: books on books." Jonathan Russell Clark: reading about reading is sometimes better than reading.
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"Hawthorne and Melville met in 1850, and though Hawthorne was fifteen years older, and the two very different (Melville bombastic and highly emotional, Hawthorne much more reserved) the two hit it off right away." In honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne's death day: Read a (love) letter from Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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