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Entries by Dave Astor from 06/2013

New York, New York in Books, in Books

| Posted 06.06.2013 | Books

Many people growing up in or near other great cities in the U.S. and abroad have similar soft spots for literature set in those locales -- and I love many novels based in various cities I've occasionally or never visited. But, for me, fiction about NYC has a certain zing.

Literature in Literature

| Posted 06.20.2013 | Books

Literature in literature happens more often than we might think, and it's an effective device. We get a sense of a character's tastes, which helps open a window into her or his psyche and intellect. Heck, people who love books are usually smart and curious.