The literary mashups continue. Next up: Android Karenina. Check out the trailer:
The key to unlocking this week’s episode of HBO’s Treme (i.e., what happened on the ferry) seems to be tied to the classroom discussion of a one hundred year old book, The Awakening by Kate Chopin. If you’re watching Treme for the music, check out the Songs from Treme blog.
Speaking of books and music, I was recently made aware of Book Tunes, a site that makes iTunes playlists inspired by books (among other things). Check out the playlist for Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity.
The Millions comes up with their own 20 under 40 list of hot authors.
Listen to NPR to learn what nuns, Agatha Christie, and Alzheimer’s have in common.
In a move that no one could have seen coming, publishers race to get their hands on more Scandanavian noir.
What if I told you that Tom Buchanan (of Gatsby fame) got himself in Nicaragua looking after family investments? That’s the gist of Banana Republican by Eric Rauchway. If the cover is any guide, I’ll be reading this poolside before too much longer:
BGB’s own Russ Marshalek writes about Bret Easton Ellis’s new book in Creative Loafing. (We’re going to keep referring to Russ that way until he makes us stop.)
Atlantans: That same Bret Easton Ellis will be reading and signing his new book Imperial Bedrooms tonight at SCAD. 6:30PM. Free.