Thursday, April 24, 2008

Book Buzz

  • Mitch Albom was a guest on The Colbert Report last night. Stephen Colbert suggested Albom is a “member of the grief industrial complex.” I can only agree. Albom’s novel, For One More Day, was released in paperback a few weeks ago.
  • The New York Times was surprised and delighted when Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth (read my review tomorrow) reached #1 on its bestselling fiction list: “It’s hard to remember the last serious, well-written work of fiction, particularly a book of stories, that leapt straight to No. 1; it’s a powerful demonstration of Lahiri’s newfound commercial clout.”
  • My one-sided love-hate relationship/obsession with Stephenie Meyer continues. Here is an article about the filming of the Twilight movie. And here is an interview with Meyer on about the film. I stay up at night debating whether or not to see this movie.

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