January 04, 2005

Afternoon Tea

  • Dean Koontz's dog has written a book: a chapbook-sized ode to lapping toilet water.
  • An inmate has sued Stephen King for The Green Mile, claiming that there are, in fact, no magical black men inside prison.
  • It's been reported elsewhere, but Cynthia Ozick's book tour diary dishes fun dirt.
  • Amber Frey is set to release a memoir this week. Sample chapter titles include "Oh My God! Laci's baby is due on my birthday!" and "You know, Scott, this murder might affect our relationship."
  • The Rutles 2 is coming to DVD. Believe it or not, Salman Rushdie is in it.
  • A number of prominent Canadians highlight their top reads for 2004 (including Neil Peart, who champions John Barth's The Book of Ten Nights and a Night!).
  • The Age does an admirable job trying to account for The Da Vinci Code's success.
Posted by DrMabuse at January 4, 2005 03:31 PM

All you need is Padma.

Posted by: Jimmy Beck at January 4, 2005 06:49 PM

I'm still baffled that NBC gave Frey an hour of airtime last night. New tagline for Dateline: "Must-Shill TV."

Posted by: Pete at January 5, 2005 08:16 AM