Critical Linking: September 16th, 2013

 

Are you desperate for the perfect book? Having trouble choosing between the Tao Te Ching or Who Moved My Cheese? Can’t figure out whether Siddartha or Lipstick Jungle will be better suited for your emotional development? There is hope. For a small fee! Of $30/hour.

Is this a thing? I think this is not a thing. 

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The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare’s plays has two new authors — the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.

And I will be buying and reading all of these. Each as soon as they are released. What an amazing project.

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The organisers increasingly believe that excluding writers from America is anachronistic. The Booker committee believes US writers must be allowed to compete to ensure the award’s global reputation.

Well, it looks like the Booker prize is now the most prestigious prize for a single book in the world.

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A collection of about 150,000 books amassed by a man who was unable to open a Pittsburgh-area bookstore before his death is on sale this weekend.

Now that is a sad, sad story.

 

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