CRITICAL LINKING: Last Week’s Greatest Hits

Here are the most-read stories from the week in Critical Linking…


“As a result, Starbucks never exists, and civilization is worse off without non-fat, half-calf, extra-foamy vanilla lattes.”

Pretty funny alternate histories of some famous literary characters.


“I never got to the end of Invisible Man.”

Usually, I kinda like these “stuff I’ve never read ” lists. But when it’s The Paris Review and Invisible Man, I have to admit I’m disappointed.


“It’s not easy putting together a list of the year’s best books, but we’ve held many meetings and votes, we’ve pored over the books and occasionally poured our hearts out to get you this final Top 100.”

Amazon, always ahead of everybody else.


“One thing I can say for sure is that as soon as I put that costume on, something happens.”

Alan Rickman talks, for the first time, about the role that will define his career.


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