Defiance, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • “So many other good books … don’t waste your time on this one. J. D. Salinger went into hiding because he was embarrassed.” And other one-star Amazon reviews of classics.
  • Anthony Weiner spokesperson Barbara Morgan’s recent rant against a campaign intern has led to several discussions of the usage of bag.
  • A Russian novel uses fake Swedish blurbs; publisher is defiant.
  • Speaking of Sweden! $255,000 worth of stolen rare books have been returned to the National Library.
  • J. K. Rowling is planning to donate The Cuckoo’s Calling royalties to the Soldier’s Charity. (You will recall that Robert Galbraith was in the service.)