10 Novels that Deserve a Remake

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 8, 2018
I hate movie remakes, but they are ridiculously popular, so I'm throwing in the towel and asking for remakes of novels.

How a Close Reading of 'Catch-22' Recreates the College Classroom

Column by Bart Bishop August 17, 2017
A look how at the Twayne's Masterwork Studies Book Series, specifically an entry on "Catch-22", simulates the college classroom experience.

15 Famous Authors I Wouldn't Want to Have a Beer With

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 1, 2017
I love authors. I love beer. I love having beers with authors. However, those rules don't apply to all authors. Here are fifteen I wouldn't want to share a beer with.

The Books of 'Mad Men'

Column by George Cotronis
'Mad Men' is over. But you can read some books to get your mind off things.

Mathematicians Among Us: 10 Books With a Numerical Heart

Column by Leah Dearborn March 6, 2015
A list of books to honor Pi Day on March 14 by incorporating a subject many writers shy away from: mathematics.
Pynchon Punch-Up On Simpsons Script

Pynchon Punch-Up On Simpsons Script

News by Peter Derk
Thomas Pynchon's handwritten edits to his Simpsons script revealed!

LitRock: 9 Odd Stories Behind Book-Inspired Music

Column by Kimberly Turner October 24, 2013
From Bowie and Devo to Anthrax and Mastodon, musicians have always been inspired by their favorite books. Here are some stories behind the songs, plus a literary playlist for your listening pleasure.
2013 National Book Awards

2013 National Book Award Finalists Announced

News by Christopher Shultz
With the likes of George Saunders and Thomas Pynchon making the cut, this year's list of NBA finalists is a strong one.
New Book Trailer For Thomas Pynchon's "Bleeding Edge"

New Book Trailer For Thomas Pynchon's "Bleeding Edge"

News by Christopher Shultz
The clip has nothing to do with the book (that we know of), but it's pretty entertaining nonetheless.
Casting News for 'Inherent Vice'

‘Inherent Vice’ Casting Roundup

News by Dean Fetzer May 17, 2013
Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel continues to add cast members, including Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon,.
‘Bleeding Edge’ by Thomas Pynchon

Read the First Page of ‘Bleeding Edge’ by Thomas Pynchon

News by Dean Fetzer April 17, 2013
You can read the first page of the reclusive author’s new book out on 17th September, described as a "historical romance on New York in the early days of the internet."
'The Bleeding Edge' by Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon to Publish New Novel

News by Christopher Shultz January 7, 2013
We know next to nothing other than its title, but a new Pynchon book is exciting news nonetheless.
Paul Thomas Anderson Inherent Vice in 2013

Paul Thomas Anderson To Shoot ‘Inherent Vice’ in 2013

News by Dean Fetzer December 28, 2012
Paul Thomas Anderson, director of recent hit ‘The Master,’ has his sights set on Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent Vice' for 2013.

The Death of the Literary Recluse (And Also, Is The Internet Ruining Us?)

Column by Rob Hart August 21, 2012
With the advent of social media and blogging, can reclusive authors like JD Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, and Harper Lee still thrive? (Probably not).

A 'Bot Bestiary: The Robotic Tradition In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn July 13, 2012
Science Fiction abounds with robots, androids, cyborgs, and mechs of every stripe. Jon Korn breaks down some of his favorites.
Thomas Pynchon coming to eBooks

Thomas Pynchon's Books Finally Getting The Digital Treatment

News by Rob Hart June 13, 2012
The famously reclusive author has shunned digital conversions of his work--but Penguin Press has just announced they finally got him to acquiesce.

The Blagger's Guide to Philosophy and Literature

Column by Cath Murphy May 2, 2012
Don't know your Foucault from your fucked up? This short but essential guide to philosophy's influence on fiction is here to help.

Thomas Pynchon: A Primer

Column by Jack Joslin April 25, 2012
A look at the bizarre and daunting works of the mysterious Thomas Pynchon.

Top 5 Mysterious Authors

Column by Jack Joslin March 7, 2012
Not every writer turns up smiling for the book signing. Here are five of the most bizarre and mysterious.

They Do Not Move: Why Boredom is No Excuse

Column by Jack Joslin February 23, 2012
Can boredom be a useful part of reading?
eBook Holdouts

Despite Big Gains in 2011, The eBook Age Still Has Some Major Holdouts

News by Rob Hart December 19, 2011
2011 was a big year for eBooks, though there are still some holdouts--we have yet to see eBook editions of classics like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.