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Entertainment Weekly: Book Coverage

  • Review: 'The One Hundred Nights of Hero': EW Review

    Review: 'The One Hundred Nights of Hero': EW Review

    What starts off as an homage to Scheherazade and her 1001 nights of storytelling quickly turns takes on a life (and story) of its own in Isabel Greenberg’s The One Hundred Nights of Hero. For her second graphic novel, the Eisner Awar…
    - 5 Dec 16, 10:47am -
  • Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' script: EW Review

    Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' script: EW Review

    A published screenplay is a different beast – though one no less fantastical – than full-length novel. Instead of inspiring readers’ imaginations about the worlds they’re meant to be depicting, a pu…
    - 29 Nov 16, 4:53pm -
  • Review: 'Beyond the Truth' by Anne Holt: EW Review

    Review: 'Beyond the Truth' by Anne Holt: EW Review

    When you think of Scandinavian noir, names like Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Camilla Läckberg probably come to mind, not Anne Holt. That may be about to change. Holt—dubbed “the godmother of modern Norwegian crime…
    - 29 Nov 16, 11:26am -
  • Review: 'Talking as Fast as I Can' by Lauren Graham: EW Review

    Review: 'Talking as Fast as I Can' by Lauren Graham: EW Review

    Through a handful of essays, Graham shares stories from her early days as a struggling actress as well as behind-the-scenes tidbits from her seven seasons (and now the Nov. 25 Netflix revival) as beloved, quick-witted Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls…
    - 29 Nov 16, 11:09am -
  • Review: 'The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History': EW review

    Review: 'The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History': EW review

    Jon Stewart left the Daily Show 15 months ago and the country hasn’t been the same since. Perhaps not since the golden age of Johnny Carson had one man so ruled the nexus of entertainment and current events, and Stewart’s re…
    - 22 Nov 16, 4:43pm -
  • Review: 'The Princess Diarist' by Carrie Fisher: EW Review

    Review: 'The Princess Diarist' by Carrie Fisher: EW Review

    Star Wars fans are likely to have as curious and strained a relationship with Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist as the actress has with the films: a hope for something deeper, disappointment in its glibness, and ultimately a respect a…
    - 22 Nov 16, 3:57pm -
  • Review: 'Pretend I'm Your Friend' by MB Caschetta: EW Review

    Review: 'Pretend I'm Your Friend' by MB Caschetta: EW Review

    At first the stories in MB Caschetta’s linked collection (following her first novel, Miracle Girls, which came out in 2014) seem like loosely plotted vignettes, windows peering into characters’ lives for a brief moment befor…
    - 18 Nov 16, 11:42am -
  • Review: 'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon: EW Review

    Review: 'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon: EW Review

    Love and war, sex and madness, long-buried secrets and rockets to the moon: Hardly a shade of human intrigue—or a pivotal moment in 20th-century history—goes unexplored in Chabon’s vibrant, sprawling latest. Ins…
    - 17 Nov 16, 11:33am -
  • Review: 'The Fate of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen: EW Review

    Review: 'The Fate of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen: EW Review

    In the final book of Erika Johansen’s excellent Tearling trilogy, Queen Kelsea Glynn is struggling to save her besieged kingdom from a physical foe, the Red Queen, as well as from a strange supernatural force that has begun gaining…
    - 15 Nov 16, 3:06pm -
  • Review: 'Settle for More' by Megyn Kelly: EW Review

    Review: 'Settle for More' by Megyn Kelly: EW Review

    Let’s get it out of the way at the very beginning: The Roger Ailes stories in lawyer–turned–Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s book are every bit as lurid and appalling as you might imagine, with the forme…
    - 15 Nov 16, 1:51pm -

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      The Guardian: Books + Reviews

      • newA Weekend in New York by Benjamin Markovits – review
        A US tennis pro’s vexed home life forms the basis of this hugely enjoyable novelUS writer Benjamin Markovits has long been interested in what it means to be moderately successful – what the narrator of 2010’s Playing Days, his autobiographical…
        - 15 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 3:00am -
      • newThe Stopping Places by Damian Le Bas review – an illuminating history of Travellers
        A journey following the horse-drawn wagons of the author’s Gypsy ancestors is a restless quest for authenticityEvery culture has its golden time. For Britain’s Romany community that would appear to have coincided with the girlhood of Damian Le Ba…
        - 16 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 2:00am -
      • Notes from the Cévennes review – an English writer abroad
        Adam Thorpe’s erudite memoir reflects on the realities of relocating to a rustic French idyllAdam Thorpe’s memoir begins with a quotation from Daphne du Maurier’s The Scapegoat: “I should never be a Frenchman, never be one of them.” This se…
        - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 4:00am -
      • Crudo by Olivia Laing review – a shimmering experimental novel
        Donning the persona of the late US author Kathy Acker, Olivia Laing tests the limits of fiction in this extraordinary debutA writer makes things up. In making things up, a greater truth is revealed. This is the premise of much fiction that nostalgica…
        - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 2:00am -
      • The Secret DJ review – debauchery with spin
        An anonymous exposé of the touring DJ’s drug-fuelled life both entertains and appalsLast April, a 28-year-old called Tim Bergling – known to millions as the Swedish superstar DJ and producer Avicii – took his own life while on holiday in Oman.…
        - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 5:00am -
      • Summer by Karl Ove Knausgaard – review
        The last volume of the Norwegian author’s Seasons quartet will keep his fans occupied, if not entirely satisfiedIt’s a slightly confusing situation for Karl Ove Knausgaard fans that while the sixth and final part of the My Struggle series has sti…
        - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 4:00am -
      • Other People’s Houses by Lore Segal – review
        First published in 1964, Segal’s lightly fictionalised account of her time in England as a Jewish refugee is both moving and newly relevantRefugees are often talked about, but rarely listened to. From Washington to Budapest, we hear a lot about the…
        - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 3:00am -
      • In brief: How Britain Really Works; Smoking Kills; Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World – review
        An engaging guide to Britain’s major institutions, a comedy about a killer hooked on nicotine, and Alice Roberts’s lively account of how we domesticated various speciesStig AbellJohn Murray, £20, pp416 Continue reading...
        - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 2:00am -
      • The Restless Wave by John McCain and Mark Salter review – a blindly patriotic, militarised memoir
        US senator John McCain’s cancer battle sets the mood for this chronicle of ‘great’ political fights‘He’s dying anyway”: that was a White House aide’s vile excuse for dismissing recent criticism from John McCain, the doughty senator who…
        - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 2:00am -
      • Thrillers review: The Tall Man; Social Creature; This Is What Happened
        A murderous meme, a death foretold and a twisted post-Brexit future – three to spook youThere are certain terrors of childhood and adolescence that never quite lose their grip; for me, it’s stories like Candyman and It, tales of weirdly compellin…
        - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 2:00am -

      The Independent: Books

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      WSJ: Books

      • Linda Fairstein on James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain'
        Crime novelist Linda Fairstein talks about James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain,’ a standard about a tragedy that can still make her cry after almost five decades.
        - 30 Jul 17, 4:58pm -
      • Don't Fear the Robots
        Smart machines will replace some jobs, but they will create many more by generating new wealth and higher demand for products and services.
        - 22 Jul 17, 10:19pm -
      • Best-Selling Books, Week Ended July 16
        Best-Selling Books, week ended July 16, with data from NPD BookScan
        - 21 Jul 17, 1:58pm -
      • The Annoying Everyday Drags on the Economy
        Americans collectively waste billions of dollars a year overpaying for parking. Humorist Joe Queenan adds up the costs of other daily annoyances.
        - 21 Jul 17, 9:17am -
      • Can the Tech Giants Be Stopped?
        Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech behemoths are transforming the U.S. economy and labor market, with scant public debate or scrutiny. Changing course won’t be easy.
        - 20 Jul 17, 4:25pm -
      • Why Anyone Can Be Chinese
        A Westerner who’s lived in China for more than two decades argues that Chinese identity should be cultural, not racial.
        - 17 Jul 17, 12:12pm -
      • Facebook's Surprising Role in Bereavement
        Research shows that Facebook social networks can play a role in—and possibly enhance—intimacy and grieving after the loss of a close friend.
        - 15 Jul 17, 6:03am -
      • At the Met, Art of the War to End Wars
        Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, helmets as sculpture and poster propaganda: an exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art evokes World War I
        - 14 Jul 17, 5:15pm -
      • Elizabeth Strout on 'Blowin' in the Wind'
        Novelist Elizabeth Strout on the changing meanings of the Bob Dylan standby ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ for a child raised in Maine and later listening as an adult.
        - 14 Jul 17, 3:25pm -
      • The Perils of Cultural Purity
        Amanda Foreman on recent moves to suppress “cultural appropriation” and the need for a free exchange of ideas among societies.
        - 14 Jul 17, 3:21pm -
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