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Notes on Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Anis Shivani

The Road is one of the greatest indictments of the bourgeois novel of individual growth, the bildungsroman, the paradigmatic novelistic genre of the nineteenth century.

Buy Books by the Foot

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 12.21.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

If you're an intellectual, you need a substantial book collection, preferably at a cost that will leave you with a few extra dollars for food. Here's how to build one.

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

Dave Astor | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.

Zombie Therapy: An Autism's Mom's Take on The Walking Dead

Hannah Brown | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Raising a kid with autism and trying so hard to help him or her is about as tough as things get for most people in this life. So one attraction of zombie fiction for me is that, while the worlds they present may have gone to hell, all the children left are perfectly behaved.

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

Many Famous Authors Started With 'Novel 101'

Dave Astor | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Creating a novel is tough. Until you get the hang of it, it can be hard to do the Proustian thing.

Cormac McCarthy Joins Twitter, Gets Abuse

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

UPDATE: It seems that the account is in fact fake. GalleyCat has the story: While the laconic writer would be a perfect fit for Twitter, the Vintag...

Cormac McCarthy And 11 Other Novelists Who Wrote For The Movies

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

Author Cormac McCarthy's novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, routinely hit the top of the bestseller lists and have been made into Academy Award-winni...

PHOTOS: A Rock-N-Roll Apocalypse

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

It's 2012, and the apocalypse is on everyone's mind. But Daniel Richter's apocalyptic visions, like old-Western cinemascapes mixed with psychedelic 60...

James Franco To Direct Cormac McCarthy Film

Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

James Franco's now-legendary energy showed no sign of letting up as he announced plans to direct an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel 'Child of Go...

The Most Novels You've Read By an Author

Dave Astor | Posted 11.14.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

My list includes the authors' names, the number of novels I've read by each of them, and my three favorite novels (in rank order) by each of them. If you have different favorites by those authors, I'd like to hear about that.

Fifteen of This Millennium's Top Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

These aren't necessarily the best novels of the past 11 years, because there are acclaimed books I've yet to read.

If All Books Were as Violent as Cormac McCarthy Books

Dave Astor | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Yup, it would be quite a literary world if all books contained as much mayhem as Cormac McCarthy novels.

Reading Harry Potter and Other Multi-Volume Works in One Big Gulp

Dave Astor | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

For me, reading a book series after all the installments have been written is as satisfying as watching a great Quidditch match. Well, almost.

HuffPost Readers Reveal: Books They Hated That Everyone Else Loved

Posted 09.10.2011 | Books

It's okay. You can admit it. Everyone has read books that are either popular, critically acclaimed or both, but still been left pondering, "How can an...

Placing Bets On The Nobel: Who's The Front Runner?

1 July 2011 Archive | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

True, there are only roughly 100 days left until they announce who gets the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, but it's pretty early in the season for th...

Top 10 Bestselling Books In Oprah’s Book Club

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 20, 2011 10:31 AM | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

To commemorate the end of Oprah’s Book Club, the Nielsen Company has compiled a list of the top ten bestselling books from Oprah Winfrey‘s magical...

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even The Coldest Of Hearts | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Jezebel-writer Anna North’s debut novel, America Pacifica, is out today. The story centers around an impoverished teenage girl who is struggling to ...

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

The Island Of Herman Melville, The State Of Cormac McCarthy: Literary Map Of America

Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Would you rather live in the state of Black Elk or Maya Angelou instead of Montana or Arkansas? The island of Melville looks a little cold, so instead...

James Franco Buys Rights To Hollywood Novel 'Zeroville' | Ian J Griffiths | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

It looks like James Franco has been reading again, because he has bought the film rights to Zeroville, Steve Erickson's darkly comic novel about Holly...

Jim Tressel's Road Taken

Jon Kerr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jon Kerr

Jim Tressel chose his path. When he took the Ohio State job in 2001, he made the conscious decision to thrust himself into a world where doing what's right is the actions of fools.

Top 10 Slang Narratives: From Pigeon English To "Milk-Plus"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: By Kathleen Massara Dialect can be used as a class marker, or as something that identifies your hometown, your race, or your pr...

Looking For Great Books For Your LIbrary? Try 4 Decades Of NBCC Winners (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been around since the 1970s and the winners over the decades make an impressive recommended readin...

Big Questions Of Faith In HBO's 'The Sunset Limited'

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Art is maddeningly dynamic. It does not, and will not, mean the same thing to one person as it does to another. There's no finer example of this than the recent HBO film The Sunset Limited.