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  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...
  • Off the Shelf: Flip it over, huh?

    Off the Shelf: Flip it over, huh?
    A few years ago, in a moment I like to think of as inspired, I conceived of my next book. Read in one direction, it would consist of 30 one-page stories; flip it over and there would be 30 one-page essays on the psychology and practice of writing....
  • Tuning back in to 'White Noise'

    Tuning back in to 'White Noise'
    Don DeLillo's "White Noise" (Penguin: 336 pp., $16 paper), newly reissued in a 25th anniversary edition with superb jacket art by Michael Cho, is many different types of novel: a campus novel; the soap opera of a hilariously dysfunctional family; a...
  • Getting Beck to the future

    Getting Beck to the future
    There are lots of marvelous extras to listen to in the new, deluxe edition of Beck's 1996 landmark album, "Odelay," including more than an hour's worth of music that wasn't in the original collection. But there are also some engaging things to read in...
  • New in paperback: Wit, elegance and war

    Barbara Smit: "Sneaker Wars" (Harper Perennial) Two great sneaker companies, Adidas and Puma, were created by two brothers who began as partners and later turned into fierce rivals. Who knew? Smit limns out the story of Adi and Rudi Dassler, who...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers (hardcover) for Feb. 28, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 38 || || 2. || Point Omega by Don...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 24, 2010

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold ($16.99) 3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 5. Let the Great World Spin by...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 31, 2010

    Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15) 5. The Lovely Bones by...
  • 'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda

    'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda
    Memoir A History Ben Yagoda Riverhead: 292 pp., $25.95 In 2006, when James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" was exposed as a fraud, the news was met with the self-righteousness and scorn typically reserved for Ponzi schemers. Ever since, Frey's name...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 22, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 24 || || 2. || The Lacuna by Barbara...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Nov. 15, 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. || 8 || || 2. || Nine Dragons by...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 10, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 31 || || 2. || Wolf Hall by Hilary...