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What would the children's book world look like if "Harry Potter"had never popped into J.K. Rowling's head, as she's described it, fully formed? Hypotheticals are never easy, but a "Harry Potter"-less...
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America Chavez, Marvel's queer Latina superhero, is here to rescue you from your Trump fatigue. That's mostly because the comic book's writer, Gabby Rivera, just wants you to have a good time reading...
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Novelists and short story writers are to thank for several of the more inventive movies that've come out in 2016. "Elle," a haunting story about fear, anxiety, and triumph after assault, is based on t...
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J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to fill her fans in on what magic she's been making lately. The Harry Potter author hasn't published a novel since 2015's Career of Evil under her alias "Robert Galbraith,...
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The one grouse I might have had against this little gem of a book is its somewhat open-ended, un-final ending, but when love and life are so open-ended and never quite final, why should a book about them be any different?
Even if a writer is writing only to provide comfort and relief to his readers, I think his work still should be factually accurate. Facts are the scaffolding on which the lies of fiction rest.
Following an extended marketing campaign, the first book, Scion of Ikshvaku, of the new Ram Chandra series by author Amish Tripathi, was released on 22 June 2015. So, does the book live up to the hoopla? I got my pre-ordered copy from Amazon on 23 June, and was not disappointed. The book is a rollercoaster ride taking readers through the familiar tropes and themes of Indian mythology, but with new twists and turns provided by the author.