A More Mature David Sedaris?

Pick up David Sedaris’ new book and you’re staring at death. If the van Gogh painting of a skeleton gracing the cover doesn’t say it clearly enough, the fact that the skull is smoking a cigarette should. The image, from a postcard Sedaris picked up in a museum store, hints at the themes that setContinue reading “A More Mature David Sedaris?”

Owen King’s New Book And Redesigned Website

Owen King, Stephen King’s son is also a very talented author with a new anthology coming out next week entitled, “Who Can Save Us Now?”    You can find out more about Owen, his works and the upcoming book at his redesigned website here.  

Horror Movies: Why Big Studio Releases Are Rare to Scare by Stephen King

By Stephen King While walking back to my Boston hotel after a surprisingly well-attended Tuesday afternoon showing of Bryan Bertino’s horror thriller The Strangers, I found myself musing on what’s scary and what’s not. Whatever it is, The Strangers had enough of it to do incredibly well at the box office. But what makes suchContinue reading “Horror Movies: Why Big Studio Releases Are Rare to Scare by Stephen King”

This Summer’s “Must-Read” Book

This summer’s “must-read” (according to People magazine and other critics): The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco, $25.95). Take a first novel about a mute boy and his dog written by a 48-year-old Colorado software designer. Add rapturous reviews. Then include a quasi-mystical moment involving Stephen King, who picked up the advance boundContinue reading “This Summer’s “Must-Read” Book”

My Favorite Year by Stephen King

The best year for me ran from July of 1999 to July of 2000. I’d been hit by a van and busted up. I was in a lot of pain, but never so glad to be alive. Books never meant more to me, nor did writing. The best books, mostly read in bed or afterContinue reading “My Favorite Year by Stephen King”

Bad Asses By Mark Todd

Mark Todd graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1993. He then moved to New York City, working with clients such as Mtv, Coca-Cola, Sony Music, The New Yorker and The MTA. In 2003, he moved back to southern California with his wife and fellow artist, Esther Pearl WatsonContinue reading “Bad Asses By Mark Todd”

Just Released: One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia

This just released 304 page hardcover book is a stunning, comprehensive visual encyclopedia featuring gorgeous photography that not only illustrates, but educates. This encyclopedia is driven by its striking imagery that brings more than one million things to light.   Rather than string together multiple photos of objects, the Visual Encyclopedia features sweeping single-shots thatContinue reading “Just Released: One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia”

The Lost Book Club

ABC.com has just announced the formation of a LOST Book Club, which will spotlight titles that have been referenced on the show. The book-club site shows a list of books that have been mentioned on each season of the series. You can browse the list by season or theme (books that have popped up inContinue reading “The Lost Book Club”

Watching the Watchmen By Dave Gibbons

Voted among Time magazine’s 100 Best Novels from 1923 to the present, a perennial bestseller over the past twenty years and widely considered the greatest graphic novel of all time, WATCHMEN is a gripping, labyrinthine piece of comic art, which has earned an acclaimed place in modern literary history. Now, you can enjoy the ultimateContinue reading “Watching the Watchmen By Dave Gibbons”

Chip Kidd: Book One

Described as “the closest thing to a rock star” in graphic design today (USA Today), Chip Kidd is universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design. At the forefront of a revolution in publishing, Kidd’s iconic covers, with their inventive marriage of type and found images, have influenced an entire generation of designContinue reading “Chip Kidd: Book One”

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