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  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Aug. 30, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese: $29.95) A gossip columnist's homage to a close knit group of friends from Charleston. || 1 || || 2. || The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg...
  • 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...
  • 'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith

    'Changing My Mind' by Zadie Smith
    Changing My Mind Occasional Essays Zadie Smith The Penguin Press: 306 pp., $26.95 Reviewing Zadie Smith's 2001 debut, "White Teeth," the critic James Wood lumped the blazing hot young British writer with no less than Salman Rushdie, David Foster...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Oct. 11, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 3 || || 2. || Blood's A Rover...
  • Hardcover: Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Aug. 23, 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. || 2 || || 2. || The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg...
  • Hot type

    Hot type
    What's on your summer reading list? Maybe you've got it all worked out already, but if you don't, here are 60 possibilities, arranged by the months in which they'll be published -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads. JUNE And Then There's...
  • Writer David Foster Wallace found dead

    Writer David Foster Wallace found dead
    David Foster Wallace, the novelist, essayist and humorist best known for his 1996 novel "Infinite Jest," was found dead Friday night at his home in Claremont, according to the Claremont Police Department. He was 46. Jackie Morales, a records clerk at the...
  • Feminism, post-election

    Feminism, post-election
    For a second-wave feminist like myself, this election year has been a roller-coaster ride: exciting, and sick-making, and yet again exciting. We have seen an eminently qualified woman contend for a presidential nomination and fail, at least in part...
  • Gibson still carving out his corner of cyberspace

    VANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
  • Favorites 2009: Fiction and poetry

    Favorites 2009: Fiction and poetry
    The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Doubleday) A struggling young writer in 1920s Barcelona accepts a lucrative, diabolical assignment commissioned by a shadowy client. The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (Simon & Schuster) Meet Paul Chowder, a poet,...
  • The Gen X poster boy's endless ennui

    In his 1985 breakout novel, "Less Than Zero," Bret Easton Ellis, then all of 21 years old, created young, jaded Angelenos who just didn't care about anything: They recounted cocaine scores and semi-anonymous sex in the same tone with which they lamented...
  • Slaughterhouse 90210: Where high meets low

     
    Slaugterhouse 90210, a tumblr blog and column at Details, takes images from pop culture and captions them, hysterically, with literary quotes. A picture of Crockett (Don Johnson) and Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) from "Miami Vice" is accompanied by...