March 28, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14) 3. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick ($14.95) 4. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See ($15) 5. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14) 6. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks ($7.99) 7. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)
June 3, 2007
The following reviews are scheduled: Ronald Brownstein reviews "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton" by Carl Bernstein and "Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton" by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. Richard Schickel reviews "This Time, This Place: My Life in War, the White House, and Hollywood" by Jack Valenti. Tim Rutten reviews "The Uncertain Hour," a novel by Jesse Browner.
December 12, 2009 |
There were inscriptions written above the entrance of the Temple of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi, and the two most famous ones were cautionary words of wisdom: "Know thyself" and "Nothing too much." Those bits of ancient advice are worth considering as two Hollywood studios hope to launch film franchises that use Greek mythology as the unlikely premise for popcorn entertainment. "These are the stories that began storytelling in many ways," director Louis Leterrier said a few months ago on the London set of his "Clash of the Titans," the Warner Bros.
September 23, 2012 |
The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the endeavor as he would to cleaning a public toilet. Not Stefan Bachmann, a teenager who makes his authorial debut with a middle-grade novel so polished and fun to read that one would never suspect he was in high school when he began to write it. "The Peculiar" is the title of Bachmann's steampunk fairy tale set in an alternate Victorian-era London - a book that, at times, recalls Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment," Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and more recent classics, such as J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" and Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events.