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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Infinite Jest

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Infinite Jest

Just over twenty years ago, David Foster Wallace published his best-known and most frustrating novel, Infinite Jest. It’s a big (very big), bold, complex...
6 Famous Novels That Don’t Have an Ending

not to be continued

6 Famous Novels That Don’t Have an Ending

If you tried to write a novel last month, you know how difficult it can be. Just finishing a book—no matter how long it takes you—is quite an...
8 Books About Technology Run Amok

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8 Books About Technology Run Amok

Technology is here to stay. Anyone who imagines they retain the basic survival skills of their forebears has never lived through an extended blackout,...
Keep This Year’s Politics in Perspective with These Insane Fictional Presidents

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Keep This Year’s Politics in Perspective with These Insane Fictional Presidents

Election Mania ’16, otherwise known as presidential convention season, is in the rearview mirror. In Cleveland and Philadelphia, our two major...
A Book for Every Relative at Your Thanksgiving Table

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A Book for Every Relative at Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means now’s the time to dredge up all the patience and calm you have buried in your tired soul and bring it to the...
Consider the Footnote: Why Don’t More Authors Use This Powerful Tool?

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Consider the Footnote: Why Don’t More Authors Use This Powerful Tool?

Novels can be roughly divided into two broad categories. You have your books that simply seek to tell a good story1, and you have your novels that...
Five Novels that Play with Time

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Five Novels that Play with Time

In Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of The Shining, by Stephen King, the director uses time title cards to disrupt the viewer’s sense of time. The...
7 Books In Which Technology Goes Horribly Wrong

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7 Books In Which Technology Goes Horribly Wrong

Anyone who has suffered a computer crash that deletes seven years’ worth of emails, photos, and Word docs knows technology doesn’t always work...
6 of the Most Surprising Books I’ve Ever Read

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6 of the Most Surprising Books I’ve Ever Read

SURPRISE! I know, it’s not your birthday, but it is that most divisive of holidays: April Fools’ Day! As I tend to find most pranks more heart...
10 Books You Should Finally Read in 2015

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10 Books You Should Finally Read in 2015

Life’s not getting any easier—and neither are these books. While there’s nothing wrong with reading a brisk spy novel or a weepy romance or a horror...
5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

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5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

Good books sometimes get turned into movies. And good long books (The Hobbit, I’m looking at you), or good books that are especially action-packed...
Four Brain-Bending Doorstoppers that Will Challenge, Intrigue, and Possibly Break You

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Four Brain-Bending Doorstoppers that Will Challenge, Intrigue, and Possibly Break You

If you’re like me, you spent some variable period of time in your youth thinking you were smart, perhaps even some sort of unrecognized genius. And then...

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