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Critic's Take: Art of Darkness

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:45am
Must the revolutionary artist ignore the basic laws of decency that govern our world in order to transform that world?
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‘The Immortal Evening,’ by Stanley Plumly

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:44am
Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb attend a famous dinner party.
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‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:44am
An 1816 “ghost story” contest had lasting literary consequences.
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Jean Thompson’s ‘The Witch: And Other Tales Re-told’

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:43am
Folk and fairy tales are loosely reimagined and rendered with scrupulous realism.
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‘Ghosts: A Natural History,’ by Roger Clarke

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:43am
A 500-year history of apparitions, poltergeists, séances and our longing to believe in the paranormal.
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Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘On the Edge’

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:43am
In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.
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Letters: Women and Power

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:26am
Readers respond to a recent special issue, a story by Hilary Mantel and more.
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The Shortlist: Chuck Palahniuk's 'Beautiful You,' and More

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:25am
New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.
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Open Book: Spooky Suggestions

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:11am
Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.
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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 7:11am

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Horror Novels: Reviews of Anne Rice's 'Prince Lestat,' and More

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:09am
Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.
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Nordic Noir: New Books by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and More

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:08am
New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy: Robert Jackson Bennett’s 'City of Stairs,' and More

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:07am
New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.
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Thrillers: Tawni O’Dell’s 'One of Us,' and More

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:07am
New thrillers include Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.
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Inside the List

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:06am
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.
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Lucy Worsley’s ‘Art of the English Murder’

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:04am
Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.
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Book News: Lily King, Roz Chast And Kate Samworth Win Inaugural Kirkus Prize

NPR Books - October 24, 2014 - 7:02am

Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times book reviews - October 24, 2014 - 6:57am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Pursuing The Mafia Into All 'Four Corners' Of Palermo

NPR Books - October 24, 2014 - 6:03am

Reporter Giuseppe di Piazza's debut novel, The Four Corners of Palermo, follows an unnamed young reporter during the brutal early days of the mafia's conflict with the Italian government in the 1980s.

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