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Anita Pomerantz | 6671 comments Share links and discuss interesting book related and author related news here.


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Jgrace | 3061 comments David Mitchell is on the list of authors I would probably not have read without Shelfari and PBT. Now he's one of my favorites. So I thought this piece about different versions of Cloud Atlas was interesting

https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...


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Jen | 1545 comments Jgrace wrote: "David Mitchell is on the list of authors I would probably not have read without Shelfari and PBT. Now he's one of my favorites. So I thought this piece about different versions of [book:Cloud Atlas..."

I read about this a few days ago when another blogger wrote about it. I hadn't seen the Guardian article yet. Thanks! So interesting.


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Denizen (den13) | 1138 comments Fascinating. Remember the British version of Clockwork Orange having an additional chapter? Looking into it just now, I learned that they added the final chapter to books published in the US after 1986. I don't think I've ever read the final chapter.


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Megalion | 484 comments I read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood which came out this week. Definitely high potential for controversy
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Then I saw this interview the other day which sheds some very interesting light on the book.
If you are like me and don't like having the majority of the story given away, I'm citing the relevant parts here:
Greenwood asks those who feel uncomfortable about Wavy and Kellen's romance to examine the root of their unease: "Did it make you uncomfortable, or were you made uncomfortable by the fact that you weren't really all that uncomfortable?" she asks.

The author says that some of the novel — which is set in her native Kansas — is loosely based upon her own life experiences. Her father was a drug dealer, and as a preteen, Greenwood dated older men. "I was made to feel isolated and ashamed about the fact that I had these relationships with much older men when I was young," she says. "There were people who were like, 'You don't know that you were victimized.' [Those statements] really suck your sense of empowerment. [They] rob of your narrative capacity."

http://www.bustle.com/articles/177712...

When I was trying to find something that cited her own past like the one I saw last week, I found mentions that she has worked extensively in Planned Parenthood and other social services. Also interesting.


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