Steph & Tony Investigate! investigates one of my favorite small press offerings from 2011: Kira Henehan’s debut novel Orion You Came and You Took All My Marbles. For something fresh and intelligent, buy this book.
Kevin from Canada released his first “The New Face of Fiction, 2011” review.
Pechorin’s Journal weighs in on Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn, bringing some fresh perspective to a book that matures well. I may have to put it on the re-read list, and I definitely have to read more Toibin.
“Mind vs. Machine” in the Atlantic; the article is about the author’s participation in a competition based on the Turing Test (via 3 Quarks Daily)
“Vanishing Act“, an article about Barbara Follett who wrote the critically acclaimed A House Without Windows by the age of twelve. The least expensive copy on Amazon and Abebooks is for $295.00. I am hoping for a Kindle version. (via Art & Letters Daily)
The Reading Ape’s Dictionary of Fictional Techniques has a new entry: Paracatenation.
The Journey of Gao Jing – a review by Tony’s Book World of Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather