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6 Responses to "Book News for Wednesday, May 9, 2007"
May 11, 2007 at 08:35 AM
I saw Kelly Link read when she was the "opening band" for The Magnetic Fields some years ago, and rushed to get Stranger Things Happen the next day -- it did not disappoint. As to Maugham, gee, another strike against my bookshelf. Howzabout Link for shivvers before bedtime, and Maugham for a rainy Saturday afternoon.
May 9, 2007 at 04:39 PM
Yeah, and there's more than plenty of white characters in a Maugham novel.
May 9, 2007 at 04:11 PM
HBO says.. â€œEveryone felt very strongly that we needed a white character or a part-white, part-Indian character to carry a contemporary white audience through this project,â€ Can I puke now????
May 9, 2007 at 02:01 PM
Oh, dear Lord. If I have to read about one more suversive bunny wearing magical pajamas while fighting a zombie, I will never stop throwing up. Talk about a cliche!
May 9, 2007 at 01:35 PM
Okay, Magic For Beginners has zombies, magical pajamas, and subversive bunnies. Maugham has... emotional people of affluence. Like we don't get enough of that already. Do yourself a favor and pick up Kelly Link first.
May 9, 2007 at 12:58 PM
I had to read Maugham in high school ("The Razor's Edge"), and I figured he stayed popular that way.
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