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  • America's 40 worst books. 'Gatsby'? Really?

     
    The American Book Review has taken stock of literature and come up with its Top 40 Bad Books. The list targets some big, popular favorites -- F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic "The Great Gatsby," Richard Yates' "Revolutionary Road," the James Bond......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Meg Whitman, politics and corporate ethics

     
    It seems that any time wealthy individuals decide to play at becoming politicians, a point arrives at which the difference between their milieu and that of the commoner comes into high relief. We discover that John Kerry absolutely lacks the......
  • Bret Easton Ellis talks about his novels and the films they spawned

     
    There was a big turnout Sunday afternoon at the Festival of Books session featuring Bret Easton Ellis in conversation with music journalist Erik Himmelsbach. Ellis’ seventh novel, “Imperial Bedrooms,” will be published later this year — the...
  • Who are L.A.'s greatest?

     
    L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez is on the hunt for the city's most admirable Angelenos. Specifically, he says, he wants to find the "all-time best do-gooders, mensches and sweethearts." While a book by a do-gooder sounds, I'm afraid, like a......
  • Barack Obama's other worst enemies -- his ''friends''

     
    Wow, congratulations to the whiny Left. The Republicans have only been trying to make President Obama a one-term president. The whiny Left is trying to make him a one-year president. The Senate race in Massachusetts is a canary in this self-destructive...
  • Tight, blotto, sotted, sloshed: in other words, DRUNK [Updated]

     
    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." A sleek, gray hardcover of manageable size, the book contains no less than 2,964 synonyms for drunk. "The English language includes more synonyms for the word.......
  • 2,964 ways to say 'drunk'

     
    Ever gone out and felt, well, not casters-up, not entirely not nearly blotto, but some kind of subtle gradation of drunk? Perhaps you'd find exactly the right turn of phrase in the new book 'Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary,' out this week -- it'...
  • Michael Chabon ponders the dark side of ... 'Star Wars' Legos?

     
    Jacket Copy is our more-adult sister blog about books (and by "more-adult" I don't mean porn; I mean that it has fewer posts about, you know, zombie comedies and super-villains) and our newsroom pal Carolyn Kellogg has a new Q&A......
  • Eric McCormack gets to exhibit his macho side in 'The Fantasticks.'

    Eric McCormack gets to exhibit his macho side in 'The Fantasticks.'
    The combatant in question is a manly man. He's wearing high-testosterone black from head to toe and that ultimate flag of machismo -- a full-on beard. His opponent is 20 years younger, but as the two sword fighters thrust and parry, the dark, handsome...
  • 'The Signal: A Novel' by Ron Carlson

    'The Signal: A Novel' by Ron Carlson
    The Signal A Novel Ron Carlson Viking: 184 pp., $25.95 Ron Carlson's new novel is a love story and a wilderness adventure that mounts to a climax of shocking, and satisfying, violence. It's a tale from the woods and it begins when Mack, a young...
  • A life runs backward

    A life runs backward
    F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which forms the basis for the new David Fincher movie starring Brad Pitt, originally appeared in Collier's on May 27, 1922 (earlier the story had been rejected by Metropolitan), and was then...