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  • "Blockade Billy" by Stephen King

    "Blockade Billy" by Stephen King
    It's hard to write good baseball fiction. The game is so unlikely, so bizarre at times, that it's a challenge to the fiction writer's imagination to do it justice. Who, for instance, could have invented Johnny Damon's at-bat in the ninth inning of Game 4...
  • 'Last Night in Twisted River' by John Irving

    'Last Night in Twisted River' by John Irving
    Last Night in Twisted River A Novel John Irving Random House: 558 pp., $28 The opening passages of "Last Night in Twisted River" recycle John Irving's signature themes at such dizzy speed, it's as though the author were ticking boxes. New England?...
  • 'The Humbling' by Philip Roth

    'The Humbling' by Philip Roth
    The Humbling Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 140 pp., $22 "He'd lost his magic," begins Philip Roth's elegant and brutal new novella, launching right into the downfall of its protagonist, Simon Axler, a celebrated sixtysomething actor....
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 1, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown : $27.99) An LAPD detective travels to Hong Kong to solve the murder of a Chinese immigrant. || 2 || || 2. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown...
  • Paperback Writers: Greek myth is hip, so is Richard Milward's new novel

    Paperback Writers: Greek myth is hip, so is Richard Milward's new novel
    Dino Buzzati: "Poem Strip" (NYRB Classics) This is weird, wild, wonderful. Dino Buzzati was a luminary of the Italian avant-garde around the middle of the last century. His writing started out as straightforward realism but moved toward Gogol and Kafka....
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 15, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 8 || || 2. || Nine Dragons by...
  • After a decade of fear, we're connected to writing in new ways

    After a decade of fear, we're connected to writing in new ways
    This is a decade that ended much as it began: with anxiety over technology and a feeling that the world as we know it might be coming to an end. Remember? Ten years ago, we were dealing with Y2K anxiety, and even the most skeptical of us -- if we're...
  • 'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'

    'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'
    In 1958, Malcolm Cowley edited the first collection of interviews with contemporary authors from the pages of the Paris Review. Over the intervening half-century, the Review has packaged up more than a dozen additional volumes of this material, most...
  • 'Normance' by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

    Normance Louis-Ferdinand Céline Translated from the French by Marlon Jones Dalkey Archive: 372 pp., $14.95 paper "I'm a dirty pornographer . . . a letch besides being the most despicable traitor of the century! . . . I'd make a urinal blush! . . ....
  • The lost art of reading

    The lost art of reading
    Sometime late last year -- I don't remember when, exactly -- I noticed I was having trouble sitting down to read. That's a problem if you do what I do, but it's an even bigger problem if you're the kind of person I am. Since I discovered reading, I've...
  • John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work

    John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work
    "I shall not, for example, try to evoke a rhetorical chiaroscuro of an intellect suspended in the twilight of the last divine monarchy, exposed to the philosophies of anarchy, communism and socialism, stricken by a loss of free speech; an intelligence...