5 of the Strangest Books Ever Written: Today in Critical Linking

Books teach us, inform us, amuse us and provoke us. But some books plainly befuddle us. They invoke mysteries that hint of something ancient, extraterrestrial or possibly divine. Here are 5 such books – the Voynich Manuscript, Codex Seraphinus, Rononc Codex, the Smithfield Decretals and the Book of Soyga.

For Monday, expand your mind with 5 of the Strangest Books Ever Written.


Vanity Fair is exclusively premiering the trailer for Lakeshore Entertainment’s American Pastoral, the long-awaited big-screen adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1997 novel—and a film that doubles as Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut.

I love American Pastoral. And I think the trailer looks…not too bad?


George RR Martin has released a video of him interviewing Stephen King, who issues a fierce demand for greater gun control. At the public event in Albuquerque last week, King suggested that if the man who killed 49 people in the Orlando terror attack “had gone in there with a knife, he would have been overpowered before he’d stabbed more than four people”.

Wide-ranging interview between two contemporary titans.

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