The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

Pop Culture

It has been 20 years since Michael Chabon’s legendary novel was published on September 19th, 2000. In that short time, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay has won a Pulitzer Prize, and many many other awards. The book follows two cousins, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, as they reunite when Joe comes to America to escape Nazi Europe. The pair combine their skills, Joe the artist, and Sam the writer, to navigate the newfound world of comic books. It follows their careers, and intertwined love lives: Sam struggles with his queerness in a time when it wasn’t accepted and …

5 American Authors Whose Books are an Ode to Their City

5 American Authors Whose Books are an Ode to Their City

The United States of America is a big place, each state so different from the next that each one can feel like a different country. In lieu of doing a some sort of crazy months-long roadtrip through all fifty states, you can get a sense of each one through reading novels set there. Reading transports you, allowing you to travel without leaving the comfort of your home. Here are five American authors whose books are an ode to the cities in which they are set. The Best People by Marc Grossberg —Houston     Marc Grossberg’s The Best People follows …

Novelist and ‘Wonder Boys’ Inspiration Chuck Kinder Passes Away

Novelist and ‘Wonder Boys’ Inspiration Chuck Kinder Passes Away

Book Culture

LA Times reports that beloved novelist Chuck Kinder, who was also the inspiration for the central character in Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys, has passed away. Kinder was regarded as a literary force with a larger-than-life personality, and published many titles, including Snakehunter, The Silver Ghost, Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale, Last Mountain Dancer: Hard-Earned Lessons in Love, Loss, and Honky-Tonk Outlaw Life, and last year’s Hot Jewels.   Image via Amazon   Honeymooners was Kinder’s most popular book, and tells the story of two bad-boy writers, who were inspired by real-life friend Raymond Carver, and himself. He was also famous for …

Our Top Three New Books of the Week

Our Top Three New Books of the Week

Book Culture

There are so many wonderful books in the world and with more published every week it can be hard to know where to start, especially on Mondays, when everything is ten times harder than it usually is. So let us do the work for you. Here are the three books you need to be reading this week. You’re welcome. This week it’s The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy, Pops by Michael Chabon and Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin.     1. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy   Image Via Image Via Fiction Writers Review   Synopsis:   A night out. A few hours …

These 10 Writers Had the Most Intense Facial Hair

These 10 Writers Had the Most Intense Facial Hair

Book Culture

If you are a man and you want to be a writer, you have two things you must do: 1. Write a book; and 2. Look more like Ernest Hemingway. That is the curriculum. When aged, experienced folks in the publishing industry ask young writers, “Have you read Hemingway,” they are really asking if you have fully embraced the possibility of facial hair. If you can grow a beard, have you tried growing his beard? If you cannot grow a beard like Hemingway’s, then that’s fine too. Your author photo will just be seriously lacking.   If you need inspiration on …