Stealth Cubicle Classics

All hail the New Zealand Book Council for their brilliant (!) tool for the office denizen cum literature aficionado. They’ve created a flawless website that allows readers to delve into classics of fiction and poetry. Twain, Swift, and Kiwi natives such as Charlotte Grimshaw and Fiona Kidman are all avaialble cleverly disguised in a functioning Windows interface. Texts have been converted to …

Literary Affairs’ Summer Reading List

As you know, I love to plug LA writers and those who live a literary life. I stumbled upon Julie Robinson‘s site a while ago and though I haven’t attended any of her salons, I wanted to pass her Summer Reading List on to you. The authors and works she’s selected are some of my personal faves. She’s collected a good variety of …

Debut Novel: The End of the World Book

From fellow Antioch grad Alistair McCartney comes his debut work, The End of the World Book.

The End of the World Book is both a novel and an encyclopedia (A to Z) of memories, obsessions and philosophical fixations, working in and building upon the same metafictional terrain as Bolano, Borges and Sebald. Darkly comic, TEOTWB chronicles the story …

The Height of Nerdoscity

I’m a dork. Even worse, I’m a Facebook dork. And who can I tell but you, dear reader, that I’ve recently become one-FaceBook-friend-removed from James Frey.

I know. Who cares, right? But hey, this guy got literary tongues a waggin’ and for more than a blink too. Is he a big fat liar? When will his name cease to …