Monthly Archives: August 2014

Retro Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb «««« Random House Spectra, 1995. The problem with starting a blog and planning to review the latest books is that sometimes you have to read a whole lot of books to get caught up. Like now. Robin Hobb’s … Continue reading

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Amazon Gets Increasingly Nervous

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Amazon is not in the least bit happy about the full-page ad some authors have placed into the New York Times this weekend, complaining about its tactics in its negotiations with Hachette, so it is perhaps…

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Fuck Amazon

My favorite authors have weighed in about the ongoing Amazon-Hachette debate, so I thought I’d offer my opinions as a reader, book lover and former bookseller. I have yet to receive the e-mail Amazon is apparently sending to Kindle owners, misquoting George … Continue reading

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Review: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman ★★★★ Viking Books, 2014. In which the Brakebill’s alumni finally grow up. The Magician’s Land is the thrilling finale to the Magicians trilogy, which follows a group of thoroughly unlikable wizards from their booze and sex-filled college days through their … Continue reading

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In Which I Interview Myself About the Old Man’s War TV Series

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Me: So, an Old Man’s War TV series? Me: Yes, looks like, cross fingers, knock on wood. That’s fantastic news. I agree. Wasn’t it supposed to be a movie? It was. What happened with that? Things…

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