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2013 Year in Review: Books

January 23, 2013

By KATIE NOLAN COPY CHIEF As I am working on this list, I am filled with a sense of remorse when I think about everything I read over the last year. There is always so much great fiction coming out that it is impossible to keep up with it all. I am afraid it is much easier to make a list of things I would-have-liked-to-have-read-if-I-had-more-time than books I did read, but here it goes: five books of 2012 that I read and...

Editor’s Pick: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

November 25, 2012

By TAYLOR ENGDAHL COPY CHIEF For the past 15 years, J. K. Rowling’s world-famous Harry Potter books have served as the go-to works for readers hoping to enter into and explore a world of magic. Unfortunately, the final book of the series was published almost four years ago, and I know many Potter fanatics have been desperately searching for another fantasy novel to fill this void. My search ended last Christmas when I recei...

Editor’s Pick: Flannery O’Connor

November 7, 2012

By RICKY BORDELON ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it,” Flannery O’Connor, one of the best authors of the Southern Gothic movement, said. Once, during my sophomore year of high school in the middle of January, just after we returned from the respite of the Christmas holidays, my English teacher announced that we would begin reading a couple of stories and n...

‘The Casual Vacancy’ in Review

October 24, 2012

By JOHN BONAZZO COPY EDITOR J.K. Rowling ventures into new literary territory with The Casual Vacancy, her first book for adults. While this genre is not as much of a natural fit for her as the fantasy Harry Potter series, it is still an engrossing tale worth reading. The story takes place in the small English town of Pagford. When town Councilman Barry Fairbrother dies suddenly, the fight over who will get his ...

Editor’s Pick: Chuck Klosterman

October 24, 2012

By MATT ROSENFELD Assistant Sports Editor Everyone has a favorite writer. Mine is Bill Simmons. I am admittedly a sports geek, so the “Sports Guy,” as Bill Simmons is called, is right up my alley. But there is another writer high on my list for a completely different reason: because he makes me think in ways I have never thought before. Chuck Klosterman is that writer. Oddly enough, I came across Klosterman ...

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