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Book Titles That May Not Be Ideal

Dave Astor | Posted 09.25.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

If you can't judge a book by its cover, can you judge a book by its title? I ask that because there are some novels with a title character who is not the most prominent or interesting person in the book.

Margaret Atwood Is An Optimist, Despite Writing Disaster

CNN | Todd Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Anybody who writes a book is an optimist," the much-honored writer says, with a dry impishness, in a phone interview. "First of all, they think they'...

The Best Books of the Decade

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence will be interpreted by clueless reviewers as one about "obsession," just as they might view Nabokov's Lolita to be about "pedophilia."