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Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comAccording to ancient Jewish mysticism, there are 36 people, called lamed-vavniks, who are divinely chosen to save the world. This ......
Michael Chabon's new novel, "Telegraph Avenue," is like a child's bedroom overflowing with '70s pop culture — with used vinyl records and Motown name-dropping and cheesy blaxploitation movies, and set against a backdrop of racial identity in...
This past Saturday (9/29), I had the privilege of moderating a panel on the popularity of the romance genre at the Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, sponsored by George Mason University (GMU). I was joined by fellow romance writers Laurin Wittig of...
Michael Chabon's best-selling new novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” is set in and around Brokeland Records, a used-vinyl record store on the border between Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., where Chabon has lived since the late 1990s. The story follows...
HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "A Wanted Man" by Lee Child (Delacorte, $28). Jack Reacher finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy after hitching a ride with strangers. Last week: — 2. "The Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $24.99). Father Time, the...
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
Archy Stallings, the African-American record store merchant at the center (or slightly off center) of Michael Chabon's grand new novel "Telegraph Avenue," lives by his belief that the decade after his 1968 birth "corresponded precisely with the most...
Things to know about our book club The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth...
Tags: Jhumpa Lahiri, Paul Auster, Bram Stoker
Jacket CopyA roundup, from afar, of roundups of publishing's big annual conference, Book Expo America....
It would have to be any Clive Cussler book. It's mindless entertainment; no thinking allowed! — Gary Rejsek, Bolingbrook I usually read historical fiction, but every once in a while I love to dig into the latest Nora Roberts — or, as my...
Tags: Clive Cussler, Fiction
Definitely Christopher Fowler, who writes the "Peculiar Crimes Unit" and "Bryant & May" series. He has such a great sense of humor and knows so much about the history of London. His books are so much fun to read. — Rena Gorman, Aurora I would...
When the Disney folks decided to drop the last two words from the title “John Carter of Mars,” they were left with the blandest, least informative name of any big-budget film in living memory. Sure, “Shrek” and “Forrest Gump&...
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