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  • Favorite fiction of 2009 from the L.A. Times

     
    There are 25 books in the list of the Los Angeles Times 2009 fiction favorites. It includes some authors you might expect -- Orhan Pamuk and Alice Munro -- as well as new talents like Maile Meloy, above. LA Times......
  • 10 choice weed books

     
    On Tuesday, California moved a step closer to legalizing marijuana. The California Assembly's Public Safety Committee voted 4-3 to approve a measure that would make it legal for those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana......
  • Clobberin' Oscar Wilde

     
    In 1998, a Canadian comics fan sent letters to 10 illustrators asking for them to send him a sketch of their favorite literary figure, either a fictional character or a real-life author. After getting a few back -- including one......
  • The Tournament of Books launches

     
    Print your brackets! The Morning News' Tournament of Books 2010 has launched. Now in its sixth year, the Tournament of Books is a month-long book-focused basketball-style matchup. But where basketball teams have the relatively straightforward task of...
  • At SXSWi: A panel on the future of publishing

     
    Peter Miller, a publishing professional and used bookstore owner, is blogging for Jacket Copy from the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. This morning I was chastised for suggesting that last year's publishing panel unearthed the depths of SXSWi'...
  • Festival of Books: mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker

     
    T. Jefferson Parker is the author of popular mysteries set in Southern California; his latest, "Iron River," takes his protagonist Charlie Hood back and forth across the border into Mexico. He'll be at the LA Times Festival of Books on......
  • It's not too late for the obligatory 4/20 book post

     
    Today, April 20, is 4/20, or four-twenty, or 4:20, a phrase whose origins are hazy but which basically has something to do with smoking marijuana. Four-twenty has entered legend, despite the fact that smoking pot isn't legal -- for now,......
  • Neal Stephenson takes the long view

    Neal Stephenson takes the long view
    SEATTLE -- For all of Neal Stephenson's achievements, his most impressive may be his ability to attract a following equal parts hacker and literati. His popularity is all the more anomalous because his books are always long and often difficult. His last...
  • Duke Elric: A cross between Conan and Camus

    Duke Elric: A cross between Conan and Camus
    Maybe it's the books we read when we're young that stick with us the longest. That's the time when books not only excite us, but seem to tell us about ourselves and our futures. As a teenager I read (wallowed in and feasted upon, really) Tolkien, Evelyn...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Sept. 13, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press: $27.95) Noir meets '60s Southern California groovy in a private eye's psychedelic quest. || 5 || || 2. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam:...
  • Dark Passages: Manly adventures with Gabriel Hunt

    Dark Passages: Manly adventures with Gabriel Hunt
    One need not list example after example of bad news dominating the headlines of late, but the desire for escapism has never seemed stronger. Economic woes and the success of genre fiction, time and time again, are directly correlated, which explains why...