Critical Linking

Critical Linking: August 8, 2012

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


Award winning novelist John Banville will write a new novel about Raymond Chandler‘s beloved private detective, Philip Marlowe.

If you can’t beat ’em, do a literary “re-imagining” of ’em.


I’ve gone through the seven stages of grief and I’m now at acceptance. I hope you’ll join me there.

To say that 50 Shades makes romance fans uncomfortable is a bit of an understatement.


In the olden days, a reader might pick up a book because the cover was exciting, intriguing, maybe even beautiful.

You mean the “olden days” of like 2 years ago? (Book cover design is a relatively new phenomenon. Hard to make leather do much).


“I just miss writers who were full of harm. Who had bad intentions. And I don’t just mean they might get drunk and grope you a little at AWP.”

If you aren’t bothering anyone, you probably aren’t doing anything all that interesting.

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