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  • The Midwestern Vikings

    The Midwestern Vikings
    "Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America" University of Minnesota Press, $22.95 Scandinavian culture, to use a Swedish slant, is more than hardtack and herring. Eric Dregni grew up fourth-generation Scandinavian in Minnesota of mostly...
  • 'Horns' by Joe Hill

    'Horns' by Joe Hill
    The first page of "Horns" sets up the novel so neatly that it's almost a shame to recapitulate it here. But this much you need to know: Joe Hill's new book is about a man named Ignatius Perrish (most of the time, he's called Ig) who wakes up hung over and...
  • Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'

    Astral Weeks: 'Another conversation bleeds into yours'
    While assembling my notes for a review of the Library of America anthology "American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny" (Library of America, two volumes, edited by Peter Straub: "From Poe to the Pulps," 746 pp., $35; "From the 1940s to Now," 714 pp....
  • The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.

    The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.
    Let's face it: If Homer or Virgil were writing today, their work would probably get shelved in the fantasy section of the bookstore rather than in "Classics of Western Literature." "Oh, c'mon," I imagine some bookseller saying, "the publisher says this...
  • 'Graveyard Book' Unearths Neil Jordan

    Neil, meet Neil. Neil Jordan will direct an adaptation of writer Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book," according to Variety. "The Graveyard Book," winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal, is an update of "The Jungle Book" in which young orphan Nobody Owens is...
  • The Western sage

    The California writer Wallace Stegner is well known to readers for novels such as "Angle of Repose" and "Crossing to Safety." But Stegner had another dimension, as an advocate for a literary West -- especially the West of mountains and desert and big...
  • July 27: Author - Robert K. Elder Talks About His Book, Last Words of the Executed

    July 27: Author - Robert K. Elder Talks About His Book, Last Words of the Executed
    Last Words of the Executed Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour -- and only they can be sure that...