In hand from Amazon, the mass market paperback of Mike Flynn’s outstanding Eifelheim. Of course, unlike my trade paperback version, this one ain’t autographed, so I’m going to have to buy Mike a round at the next Boskone and persuade him it’s good luck to write the same autograph twice….
The Zombification of the Publishing Industry continues…Nothing makes me more cynical about the whole book publishing industry than this. I mean, at least the young-adult vampire serials on the bestsellers lists involve semi-original characters. The author actually does have to do some real work. I get that. But this plundering of literary classics is the… Continue reading
A.C. Grayling weighs in on the Polanski affair: In line with these thoughts, and with the regret that comes from having to acknowledge yet set aside two things, namely the existence of human frailty and the contribution gifted individuals such as Roman Polanski make to society, I conclude that it is right that the United… Continue reading
I wonder if this will be Woody Allen’s next movie: As ludicrous as Shore’s post is, I have to agree with Fecke that my favorite Polanski apologist is the Washington Post’s Anne Applebaum, who finds it “bizarre” that anyone is still pursuing this case. And who also, by the by, failed to disclose the tiny,… Continue reading
Bill Vallicella takes a closer look at one of Chesterton’s more famous passages and finds it wanting.