CRITICAL LINKING: December 9, 2011

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


“I’ll admit that I still have some concerns about what the next step is. In the civil rights movement, which some of the images of OWS directly echo, there was a clear series of more easily specified demands: Let us be full citizens.”

Novelist Martha Southgate on #OWS.


“Magic is not particular well-understood, so its anti-theses are not well-known either.”

Say you were somehow dropped in a fantasy series. This guide would keep you alive a little while.


“The great hidden virtue of e-books—hidden beneath the chatter about their effect on the bottom line—is that they allow stories to be exactly as long as we want them to be.”

Awesome. I would like an e-version of Gilead that is 567 pages and a version of Naked Lunch that is -11 pages.


“Grilled Tree Rat with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce”

Huh. I’ve always smoked my tree rats. Have to try this.

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