For your convenience, here are the first three FALSE STARTS with a promise of more to come later this year.
False Starts is devoted to never before seen introductions to books that may or may not have existed. Part 3: Sarah Palin Introduces Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery and Other Stories”.
False Starts is devoted to never before seen introductions to books that may or may not have existed. Part 2: Neil Gaiman introduces Duran Duran.
False Starts is devoted to sharing with readers never before seen introductions to books that may or may not have existed. First up: Burt Reynolds introduces the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Cannonball Run novelization by Alan Dean Foster.
Seeing Cormac McCarthy’s The Road at the top of the list for Entertainment Weekly’s The New Classics: The 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 fascinates me. The 2006 book deserves all of the praise and attention it’s received since publication. Even Oprah Winfrey got it right for once when she ordered her minions to read The Road […]
There’s been a semi-active dialogue on “Everything Sucks” over at Nolan’s Pop Culture Review that I’ve been both fascinated and annoyed by in the last few weeks. Last week I wrote a small rebuttal and Nolan was kind enough to post it on his site. It begins like this: I’m amazed at how pop culture […]
While I’m at work in finishing up some future installments of TOO SOON for Where the Long Tails Ends, here is another oldie but goodie, this time focussing on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and what the book’s popularity means. It’s a piece I’d like to expand on someday. Here is a sample: We have become […]