Monthly Archives: March 2011
One of the curious things about Kindle and iBooks self-pub phenomenon is its focus on genre fiction. There’s nothing wrong with genre, of course. It’s entertaining, and often just as well written technically as literary fiction. Writers and critics who … Continue reading
John Le Carré, father of the modern spy novel, has asked to have his name removed from the Man Booker International prize shortlist. According to the Guardian, Le Carré released a statement saying, “I am enormously flattered to be named as … Continue reading
The book has been around for about 1,000 years now. Around 100 C.E., someone in the Roman Empire folded some parchment up into a convenient proto-notebook and called it a pugillares membranei. This rather useful innovation lived alongside tablets and … Continue reading
After a period of about 2.5 years, I’ve decided to resurrect Agents of Goldstein. Because, you know, another blog is just what teh interwebz needs.