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ArtsBeat: Capitalized Clues to a Glitch

September 30, 2014 - 5:21pm
Some copies of the advance reading edition of Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarity” — about Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis — had a little something extra.






Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More

September 30, 2014 - 12:31pm
“Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.






Books of The Times: ‘On Immunity: An Inoculation,’ Essays by Eula Biss

September 30, 2014 - 9:14am
Eula Biss examines beliefs about filth and purity, from environmental toxins to vaccinations, in “On Immunity: An Inoculation.”






Bookends: ‘The Giving Tree’: Tender Story of Unconditional Love or Disturbing Tale of Selfishness?

September 30, 2014 - 7:00am
Anna Holmes and Rivka Galchen reconsider Shel Silverstein’s classic, published 50 years ago.






ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for Book Prizes

September 30, 2014 - 6:00am
Siri Hustvedt, Dinaw Mengestu, Roz Chast and Thomas Piketty are among the finalists for the first annual awards.






Books of The Times: ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ a Memoir by Charles M. Blow

September 29, 2014 - 10:56am
“Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” a memoir by Charles M. Blow, reveals his struggles with the standards of race and masculinity while growing up in small-town rural Louisiana.






Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon’s E-Book Tactics

September 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Many more writers have signed on to Authors United, a group not only challenging Amazon on its Hachette dealings, but also asking federal authorities to investigate it on antitrust matters.






Turning a Book Tour Into a Literary Circus (and a Hot Ticket)

September 28, 2014 - 3:02pm
Now in author mode, the young TV star and filmmaker Lena Dunham is promoting her book of essays on a tour that includes literary authors and performances by “remarkable, special weirdos.”






Television Review: ‘The 50 Year Argument,’ an HBO Documentary

September 28, 2014 - 2:31pm
“The 50 Year Argument,” directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at the history of The New York Review of Books.






Books of The Times: In ‘Lila,’ Marilynne Robinson Gives a Prequel to ‘Gilead’

September 28, 2014 - 2:21pm
In “Lila,” Marilynne Robinson tells the back story of the heroine in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Gilead.”