Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Book...Slut... Bookslut.

I'm hip-deep in a stack of debut novels at the moment, working on an assignment, but wanted to add that my new Bookslut column is up. "Cold Comfort" finds me grasping for new and interesting ways to describe these frigid days and investigating new books by Robert Crais, Ken Bruen, Adrian McKinty and others.

Elsewhere in the issue, the increasingly ambitious Colleen Mondor investigates the mind of Scarlett Thomas, plumbs the depths of teen non-fiction, and delivers a very thoughtful consideration of The Collaborator of Bethlehem. There's also a very weird interview with Vikram Chandra, who manages to nimbly dodge a rather bizarre line of questioning. Elsewhere in the issue, there's a review of Phillip K. Dick's recently unearthed manuscript Voices From The Street and a reconsideration of Robert Heinlein's Farnham's Freehold, among lots of other scathing contributions to the cause of literature.

I've also just realized that this column starts my third year of residence as Bookslut's Mystery Strumpet. Time flies. Are we having fun?

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