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Don't Knock Thrillers

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

A thriller is not a cozy mystery or a whodunit. It's a novel or play in which a threat to the life or well-being of the protagonist and/or other significant characters is paramount. Catastrophe will occur if the hero doesn't act decisively, and if necessary, with violence.

There and Back Again: Rediscovering The Hobbit

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I recently turned to The Hobbit when I was down with a killer migraine. Reading it wasn't exactly like meeting an old friend, because I didn't remember most of the book. But that didn't matter, because opening up the book and diving in, I felt welcomed by the narrative voice which is so very wise and warm -- and wry.

Under The Influence

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own. What...

Henry Miller and a Sunday in Big Sur

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Henry

I was not far into Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller, but I was sufficiently delighted by what I had read that I decided I must visit this place.