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The Squawking Chicken's opinions are not for the thin skinned or weak willed. Canadian gossip blogger and TV talk show host Elaine Lui has spent her life getting to know the woman who raised her. She makes no apologies for... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Omnivoracious
My excitement for Afterparty has been growing since the moment I read the book's synopsis back in December. It was a lock for my most anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy books of 2014. Then, I started reading... and I just... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Omnivoracious
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After finishing Arlo Crawford's memoir A Farm Dies Once a Year, I found myself wanting to quit my desk job and do something that involves working with my hands. The book details Crawford's decision to leave his city life to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Omnivoracious
You've likely seen actor/comedian Bob Saget on TV. Question is, which Bob Saget did you see? The family-friendly Saget of "Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" fame is oh-so-different from the potty-mouthed button pusher who cameo-ed as a misogynist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
One does not simply read a book by Christopher Priest (The Prestige, The Glamour, etc.). It is not a casual, relaxing, kick back and enjoy type of experience. His books are often intentionally confusing, reality-mangling, complex adventures in which the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Omnivoracious
In the last two months, authors Eve Harris and Deborah Feldman have each published books that focus on Orthodox Jewish communities. Exodus, one of our Best of the Month selections in Biography & Memoir in March, is a follow-up to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Omnivoracious
With or without warmer weather, summer is on its way. And plenty of book-based stories are about to appear on our TVs and in movie theaters. We've rounded up the trailers for a few of our favorites below and an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Author George R.R. Martin is in New York City this week to promote season 4 of Game of Thrones. The festivities began Tuesday with an official premiere at Lincoln Center. Last night, he dropped by HBO for a private publishers'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
"Write about what you know," they say. Author Rene Denfeld, who has several nonfiction books to her name, took that advice to heart when writing her powerful debut novel, The Enchanted. Told from the perspective of a death row inmate,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Every once in a while, you come across something that rings so true, so familiar, so painful and so funny, it makes you wonder… Did the person who wrote it live in your house, your parents' house, or maybe just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Omnivoracious
The book I'm most excited about this spring, and therefore my selection for the Big Spring Books Editors' Picks, is The Detainee, the debut novel by British author Peter Liney. From the moment I read the book's description months ago,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Omnivoracious
The cast of characters in the new Allman Brothers Band biography One Way Out contains 59 names, including core band members, backstage crew, label execs, wives and many affiliated musicians. That can make for a lot of opinions over a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Omnivoracious
When I have the pleasure of meeting British novelist Sophie Hannah in person, some of the first things I will tell her "about me" are these: Catty-corner to the rear of my apartment lives a man known to blare Led... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Chang-rae Lee is intrigued by his audience lately. The award-winning author of five novels has attended countless readings and book signings; he's familiar with who his readers are, and vice versa. Or so he thought. On the road promoting his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Harry Potter and the Love That Never Was? Recently J.K. Rowling admitted that she regrets having Hermione end up with Ron. As the author told Emma Watson, guest editor for the upcoming edition of the quarterly British lifestyle magazine "Wonderland,"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Not to be too cinematically cliché about it, but imagine a world... one in which your wish list of futuresque inventions actually existed. Imagine now that an organization has suppressed the items on your list, hidden them away so that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
One of our selections in the True Love category of our Valentine's feature 150 Love Stories, Romance is My Day Job is the sweet story of a romance book fan who lands a dream job as an editor of romance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
I first heard about Red Rising at an after-party during Comic-Con last July. I'll admit I was a little preoccupied at the time: E.L. James was on one side of the room being lovely and effusive. George R.R. Martin was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Omnivoracious
In the first paragraph of the prologue to his new book, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way... And It Wasn't My Fault... And I'll Never Do It Again, political humor writer P.J. O'Rourke declares in no uncertain terms... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Omnivoracious
It's rare that we can say with any degree of certainty that we know what most Americans were doing at a specific moment in time. But we do know that at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9, 1964 a majority of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
It's a new year. And with a new year comes... a new season of Game of Thrones. The fourth season of the award-winning television show -- which will cover material from the latter half of A Storm of Swords, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Omnivoracious
The nominees for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award -- presented annually for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format -- were announced this morning. The 2013 judge panel -- led by chair Elizabeth Bear and including Siobhan Carroll,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
The Future. This is a concept that rarely fazes the sci-fi/fantasy fan -- reading adventurers who consider each everywhere and all of always in the space-time continuum their home. We were reading about rocket ships and touch screen technology before... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Omnivoracious
Don't let The Geek's Guide to Dating fool you. Sure we've listed it on our Humor & Entertainment Best of the Month list for December. And sure it's chock full of cleverly funny pop culture geek references. But it turns... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Omnivoracious
It's been an amazing year for Science Fiction & Fantasy. We saw the conclusion of a truly epic epic fantasy series, father and son horror writers cleverly nodding to one another, a self-published ebook phenomenon turned hardcover release, and much,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Omnivoracious