This is the guy people should be reading instead of George R R Martin and his A Song of Ice and Fire and Rapes series.
For fantasy by a religious white guy Brandon Sanderson manages to not be gross and offensive. Huzzah for basic humanity.
Time for a new book!
Only 28% in because I’m actually reading a collected trilogy that would run over 2100 pages as a paperback novel.
Book. Book. Book.
This approach might seem obvious now, but in the late 1960s when these journeys took place, it was revolutionary. Because most anthropologists and archaeologists working then were male, and because hunting is considered to be our ancestors’ primal drama—specifically, a man’s drama—a disproportionate amount of time, ink, and wishful thinking has been devoted to the subject.*
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival - John Vaillant
On how the stone-age ‘hunter’ of lore was more the carrion-gatherer and how revisionist history has made him into a slayer of great beast and above nature.
Since I’m a novelist I’m the opposite of you - I believe that what’s most important is what cannot be measured.
Haruki Murakami in Underground
Most people I know live their lives moving in a constant forward direction, the whole time looking backward.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel - by Charles Yu
My photo review of The Hunger Games
There’s a certain amount of joy to be had in reading Coming & Crying in public places, in a skyscraper’s lobby downtown, on the bus: with my arm warped around the spine all that people looking see is me holding a book with a picture of a woman on one side and a list of names they don’t recognize on the other - no explanation for what it is I’m reading.
It’s completely opposite stark lettering of Frazen’s Freedom or Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series- It’s a product that’s already been sold and it’s not out trying to continue to advertise itself; I know what it is, it knows what it is, and that’s all that matters when you’re trying to squeeze 15 minutes of solitude into your day.
A play on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, which was the worst book I read in the past year. Nora Ephron loses some points for not even alluding to an entirely unnecessary report on the tech specs of the iBook, but I still laughed. And! I only had to read one page to do so instead of 600!
Now with 100% less rape!