Monday, February 22, 2010

Quirk Books: Ben H. Winters & Seth Grahame-Smith Reinvent the Classics

Wish I could get these in my neighborhood bookstore, they are to die for! How postmodern and post apocalyptic ey?

The cover for Android Karenina

If only these were out when I was in High School then the classics wouldn't have been a total bore. Silas Marner could have been Silas Mechwarrior Robot! and I could have read that in one go.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Winters shares a byline with Austen

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

The HuffPost talks about writers like Ben H. Winters on how he co-authors with dead people particularly Jane Austen. And how he upsets the literati and the purists. Read More

To date there are rumors of a movie deal for the books. Yeah I would like to see Elizabeth Bennet take a bite out of Mr. Darcy! A nod to the strict feminist approach

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Recluse Has Left the Building: The Death of JD Salinger

The legendary novelist whose novel Catcher in the Ryle became the signature voice for the angry and alienated youth, it was almost like reinventing adolescence.

The whole world catches its breath and mourns the hermit Salinger.

Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger would not be caught in the public eye
Writer whose seminal work still sells 200,000 copies a year withdrew from public life in the 1960s

J.D. Salinger RIP 

The Secret History of JD Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye's voice of postwar teenage disaffection seems to me to articulate the experiences of an earlier generation

Reviewed: Dave Eggers' Remembrance of J.D. Salinger in The New Yorker

So where has he been hiding all these decades?
This Is J.D. Salinger's House