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Neil Gaiman writes a final ‘love letter to Batman’

Crikey April 27, 2009

Acclaimed comic-book writer Neil Gaiman is burying Batman, but not before he pens a final "love letter" to the Dark Knight.

10 cursed second novels

Crikey April 24, 2009

Frazier's Cold Mountain sold in bucketloads and he received an $8million advance for Thirteen Moons. It flopped.

Farewell to the paper page…

Crikey April 24, 2009

The digital revolution can squeeze the text of dozens of books into a little box, though you do not experience the sensual anticipation of turning a paper page, and it is dangerous to read in the bath.

Review: Ian Plimer’s Heaven and Earth

Crikey April 24, 2009

Barry Brooks critiques Ian Plimer's book Heaven and Earth.

Mein Kampf popular with Indian business students

Crikey April 24, 2009

Sales of Hitler's Mein Kampf are soaring in India, where business students regard the dictator as a management guru.

Vonnegut as I Knew Him: art or gossip?

Crikey April 24, 2009

An aspiring writer pens a memoir about a fling with Kurt Vonnegut; is it literature, or just a kiss-and-tell?

Love letter to Vonnegut

Crikey April 23, 2009

In writing a biography about her one-time lover, Loree Rackstraw has a high-minded, and parasitic, motivation: she wants to insert herself into Vonnegut's official history.

Illustrated books for adults, the good and the bad

Crikey April 22, 2009

Wyatt Mason on authors who use more than their words to tell a story.

Elaine Showalter on women’s literature

Crikey April 22, 2009

It's time to move on to the next stage of assessing women's literature, says writer and academic Elaine Showalter

Web-comic xkcd to go print

Crikey April 22, 2009

Cult web-comic xkcd is set to be published as a book.