Stephen King

In Praise of Big Books: How 800 Pages Can Feel Too Short

There is something exhilarating about reading a book in just a day or two, the rush that compels you to keep reading even as the hours fade into meaninglessness. And when you do emerge from the world in the pages, bleary eyed and satisfied, the exhaustion is delicious. Like a square of Swiss chocolate or… Read More »

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Read and Watch: Fantasy and Sci Fi Epics

You might have heard about Esquire’s new Beowulf series, or of SyFy and Showcase’s adaptation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, the latest additions in the recent stream of popular TV series and movies based on epic fantasy and/or science fiction books. If you have yet to read either works and are interested in doing so before… Read More »

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Hooked on Making a Murderer? Read These Books

Last year, it was Serial. We spent hours listening to the NPR podcast that shared the complicated, fascinating story of Adnan Syed and his incarceration for a murder he says he didn’t commit. This year, our collective imagination—and horror—is focused on the Wisconsin county of Manitowoc, and a man named Steven Avery. The Netflix original series,… Read More »

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Dark Thrillers for a Chilly Winters Day

The bitter cold can be the perfect setting for all kinds of things to go wrong in an unsuspecting fictional character’s world. Take a quick escape into the chilling and thrilling worlds of one of these wintry mysteries. ‘Cause sure, it may be cold outside … but nowhere near as cold or dark as it… Read More »

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