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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son

kati.stevens, May 26, 2010

An endearing compilation of personal essays from a man who is nothing but earnest, honest, thoughtful, and a creative genius. A great gift for the writers, readers, baseball players, Jews, Californians, liberals, or anyone of either gender in your life with good taste.
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A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
A Summons to Memphis

kati.stevens, May 15, 2010

One would imagine this brief Pulitzer-winning book about the consequences of parents meddling in their children's love lives would be more dramatic. Instead, the novel depicts a realistic portrait of a Tennessee family that neither shocks or attempts to bowl the reader over with great, forced emotion. While the redundancies that riddle the first half of the book may be argued a stylistic choice, they can be a bit aggravating.
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South of the Northeast Kingdom by David Mamet
South of the Northeast Kingdom

kati.stevens, March 14, 2010

Having spent a significant part of my childhood in Maine and having grown up in CT and Mass, I get a lot of what he's talking about, and I think Vermont should be written about. But you'd never know the Mamet who wrote this was in his 50s. You'd think he was 70, the way he goes off on little rants and waxes nostalgic. Bizarre. And if Mamet lives in a Vermont perpetually wintry wonderland, it depicts very little of what the imaginative child suffers during those long, cold, hauntingly hushed nights where you can't help but think the dead climb out of their graves in search of warmth, specifically the scratchy wool blanket that you're currently huddled under, barely able to breathe for the fibers and the fear.
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Daddy-Long-Legs (Dover Evergreen Classics) by Jean Webster
Daddy-Long-Legs (Dover Evergreen Classics)

kati.stevens, February 12, 2010

One of those childhood reads you keep going back to. Imagine if Annie had gone to prep school and eventually fell in love with Daddy Warbucks. That's this book.
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The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur by Victor Pelevin
The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

kati.stevens, January 24, 2010

I agree with the Daily Telegraph. This book couldn't be any stranger, and yet it's utterly gripping. You can't stop reading it. Seriously, I dare you.
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