Critical Linking: April 21st, 2014


25 Essential Graphic Novels

I could do without the “essential” hyperbole, but this is a good list of graphic novels.


The planned biopic of Ian Fleming, the man of course who created James Bond 007, has had one or two bumps over the past few years. At one stage, Duncan Jones was set to direct, until his commitment to the Warcraft movie ruled out his involvement. However, the project – based on the 2009 biography of Fleming written by Andrew Lycett – is still going. And now Benedict Cumberbatch has been linked with the lead role.

Might never get the Cumberbatch as 007, but this would be pretty dang close.


Are we doing our son a disservice by allowing him to become a deep and engaged reader? Are we raising a child for the 19th century rather than the 21st, training him on the harpsichord for an Auto-Tune world? 

A classic case of a link-bait headline that doesn’t actually make any kind of sense.


The bookshop’s fight-back in the digital age gathers pace. Waterstones is to open its first new store in six years “designed for the 21st century,” which follows news that the growth in ebook sales is set to slow.

Seems like maybe the UK has hit a bottom, and a bounce, in its trajectory of bookstores.


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