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Neil Gaiman hopes to raise $1m for refugees with Dr Seuss reading The American Gods author and UNHCR goodwill ambassador says he will give a dramatic recital of Fox in Socks if enough money is pledgedNeil Gaiman, bestselling author of American Gods and Neverwhere, has offered to stage a dramatic reading of Dr Seusss Fox
The Guardian | 4 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
It's A Bird, It's A Plane ... It's Our Comics And Graphic Novels Reader Poll! Our famous summer reader poll is back, and this year we're all about comics and graphic novels! Whether it's your childhood favorite or the webcomic you binged last week, we want to know about it.
NPR.org | 4 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pantheon by Hamish Steele review meet the Egyptian gods Savage, bawdy, irreverent and uproariously funny, this graphic novel has moments of grandeur and insight that make it educational as well as entertainingAs the treatments of Beowulf and The Epic of Gilgamesh in Russ Kicks inspiring The Graphic Canon showe
The Guardian | 6 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top 10 unlikely romantic heroes in fiction From the disgusting appeal of Christian Grey to the neglected charms of Shakespeares Don Pedro, Jenny Colgan picks her favourite difficult dreamboatsIn my other job as a romantic comedy writer, I like to write attractive heroes, for obvious reasons. But w
The Guardian | 6 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Natural History of the Hedgerow review knowledgable guide to a unique habitat This history of the hedgerow spans 5,000 years, from its origins as a protective barrier for crops to its important environmental impactJohn Wright traces the rise and fall of the most distinctive element in the British landscape. He starts with its origi
The Guardian | 6 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Power Of Music Is At The Heart Of 'Black Mad Wheel' Detroit garage-rocker Josh Malerman's second novel follows a fictional 1950s rock bad recruited by the government to find the source of a mysterious, ominous sound emanating from the Namib Desert.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How Trump Thinks review why Trump and Twitter are a perfect couple Peter Oborne and Tom Robertss catalogue of the tycoons Tweets suggests it was satisfying for many voters to see a rich celebrity complain and accuseIn the midst of the recent maelstrom surrounding the firing of FBI director James Comey, Donald Trump found
The Guardian | 7 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Fall of the House of Fifa by David Conn review a long tale of corruption and seediness A Guardian journalists study of Sepp Blatter and other football officials is full of startling material and has cumulative powerFrom 1996 to 2013, one of the members of the executive committee of Fifa, the body that runs world football, was an American bu
The Guardian | 9 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Have a lover, have friends, read books. Montaigne was right about one thing | Germaine Leece We think we are escaping ourselves when we read literature, but we might be going deeper into our interior worlds through the therapy of readingThe understanding that literature can comfort, console and heal has been around since the second millennium BC;
The Guardian | 11 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Times' Book Review Editor Shares Her Love Of Reading In 'My Life With Bob' Pamela Paul of The New York Times talks about her own new book, which chronicles every book she's read since she was 17 years old. Even if a work isn't great, she refuses to brush it aside cavalierly.
NPR.org | 22 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend