Rezension: Stephen King: „Doctor Sleep“ (Hörbuch)

To the stellar ranks of Stephen King’s audiobook narrators add Will Patton, doing justice to King’s „Doctor Sleep.“

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Rezension: Samantha Shannon: „The Bone Season“

There’s time for one last gulpable summer novel before the season ends, and the perfect candidate presents itself here It gallops along through an initially perplexing world, daring its readers to keep up even as it sinks in its hooks.

Interview: Sarah Weinman

Mystery maven Sarah Weinman discusses the unjustly forgotten queens of domestic suspense and their modern-day heirs.

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Portrait: Deborah Cardona

Deborah Cardona’s books tell stories of gangs, prison and redemption usually ignored by mainstream lit

Rezension: Judith Flanders: „The Invention of Murder“

Flanders recounts how true crime, specifically homicide, became an obsession in British popular culture during the 19th century, a theme for everything from traveling fairground puppet shows and wax museums to tourism, the theater and the novel.

Rezension: Brett Martin: „Difficult Men“

The story of how the bad guys won, how Tony Soprano, Walter White, et al., bullied their way onto our plasma screens, is the subject of “Difficult Men” Martin’s keenly observed examination of what he terms television’s Third Golden Age.

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Artikel: Novelists, rewrite your cyberthrillers

Edward Snowden makes the giant cybertakedown look passé. Charlie Huston wishes he’d put him in his novel.

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Rezension: Clare Mulley: „The Spy Who Loved“

Britain’s most glamorous agent: The true story of a Polish countess turned courier and resistance fighter is better than any James Bond novel. The book is likely as substantial a biography as can be written about the woman who began life as Krystyna Skarbek.

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Rezension: Claire Messud: „The Woman Upstairs“

A teacher becomes obsessed with a charismatic family in Claire Messud’s fierce portrait of thwarted creativity. As Nora Eldridge, the narrator of Messud’s claustrophobically hypnotic new novel would have it, we are all of us surrounded by reservoirs of invisible rage

Artikel: With crowdsourcing, everyone’s a detective now

Reddit got it all wrong. So why do we all think we have the expertise to solve crimes after watching „CSI“?

Rezension: Kate Atkinson: „Life After Life“

Kate Atkinson’s new novel, „Life After Life,“is not quite a time-travel narrative, but it does dangle before its reader’s nose that most tantalizing of impossible offers, “a chance to do it again and again,” as one character puts it, “until we finally did get it right.”

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Artikel: Femininjas: Women in fiction fight back

From „Medea“ to the „Millennium“ series, women characters use stealth, exile and cunning to hold their own against patriarchy.

Artikel: Are the Ravens responsible for the fall of the house of Edgar Allan Poe?

The city of Baltimore — and the Ravens — rely on their most famous writer’s legacy. And they’re letting it crumble.

Artikel: The case of the celibate detectives

Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot were defiantly asexual. What did Sir Doyle and Agatha Christie have against sex?

Artikel: Desecrating Poe

The horror of „The Following“ comes not just from the storytelling, but from the way it maligns a literary legacy.

Rezension (Hörbuch): Lydia Cooper: „My Second Death“

The narrator of Lydia Cooper’s „My Second Death“ has antisocial personality disorder. But how crazy is she, really?

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Filmrezension: „John Dies at the End“

Exorcists, zombies and bromance – Campy B-movie farce and an ominous allegory in one, „John Dies at the End“ is an inventive, crazy genre-bender.

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Rezension: Ellen Ullman: „By Blood“

Ellen Ullman is a novelist, critic and computer programmer so well known for her incisive, highly personal writing on technology that when her latest novel “By Blood“ appeared, even the New York Times was surprised to discover that it’s set long before the Web.

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Artikel: Birth of the femme fatale!

They were Hollywood’s first female rebels, using their smarts and sexiness to undermine traditonal male power.

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Artikel: Stephen King: My mother-in-law scares me

Novelist Stephen King spoke to creative writing students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. One student tried to find out what scares the horror master.

Rezension: Caldwell Crosby: „The Great Pearl Heist“

A cat-and-mouse game in the streets of Edwardian London and the world’s most valuable necklace — how is it that no one has turned the true story told in Molly Caldwell Crosby’s “The Great Pearl Heist” into a movie?

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Interview: Oliver Stone

The cinematic renegade talks about Obama, FDR, his new Showtime series and the myth of American exceptionalism.

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