Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Sunday Links, November 23, 2014

Awards The winners of the National Book Awards have been announced. The winners of the World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The winners of the Anthony, Macavity and Shamus Awards have been announced. Best Books of the Year Amazon has published its lists of the best books of the year in myriad categories:  science, science […]


Pocket Review: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories Hilary Mantel Henry Holt & Company, 2014 The worth of a book is in the reading, obviously, but there’s also a value to the conversation it creates. To the Lighthouse, Ulysses, On the Road—the aggregate comments they generated took on a life of its own. And a book doesn’t […]


Sunday Links, November 9, 2014

Awards Richard Flanagan has won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, a “timeless depiction of war,” according to the jury.  The novel is about Japan’s use of prisoners of war to build a railway in Burma under brutal conditions. The Guardian awarded its Not the Booker Prize to The […]