Daily miscellany

  1. From The Atlantic: Best-selling author Thomas E. Ricks submits a draft to his editor. Hijinks ensue.
  2. At On a Clear Day I Can Read Forever Nancy Pate reviews The Bedlam Stacks, Meddling Kids and The Blinds.
  3. From Omnivoracious: The best science fiction and fantasy of August.
  4. From Evening Standard: The best books being released as films this autumn.
  5. From Goodreads Blog: The season’s hottest debut novels.
  6. From JD DeHart : An Interview with Fierce Kingdom author Gin Phillips.
  7. The Millions interviews Goodbye, Vitamin author Rachel Khong.
  8. From NPR: Karl Ove Knausgaard — famed for his epic memoir My Struggle — goes for short and sweet in Autumn, a meditative seasonal reflection. But while there are lovely moments, the book strays into banality.
  9. From NPR: The 1950 film In A Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame was adapted from a lesser-known 1947 novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. The novel’s just been re-released.
  10. From The New York Times: A review of Kristen Iskandrian’s novel Motherest. The narrator hoped college would be an escape from an unhappy home. Now she must make a home for her baby.
  11. From Omnivoracious: An interview with Ayobami Adebayo on Stay with Me.

Author: Ken Booth

I can be found online at kenbooth.net.