The theme is like many we’ve seen in the psychological thriller genre of late. While You Were Sleeping follows the unprecedented success of similar books like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
Carrie Fisher has died. It is a big blow, coming as it does at the end of a year that has seen so many wonderful talents depart this earth. She was 60.
Few American writers capture the imagination more than Edgar Allen Poe (and few are better suited for Halloween). Boston born to two traveling actors who died early in his life, Poe would lead a life of abject poverty, and what’s more bad luck seemed to follow him everywhere.
On its surface Poison is a throaty, sensual story, in which Sarah Pinborough uses traditional aspects of the Snow White fairytale, adding as she goes along her own unique characteristics and plot twists to give the reader a story that at once feels familiar while brimming with fresh insights. Beneath the surface, the prose is simple and sharp, and focuses with humanity on issues dealing with psychology, human behavior and motivation, and childhood scars. It is also playfully decrepit and delightfully erotic. Startling, in a tale everyone has read a thousand thousand times, about which we all know every detail, the story feels fresh and never…
GENEVA, Sept. 25—Erich Maria Remarque, the German-born author who attained world fame with his World War I novel “All Quiet on the Western Front,” died at noon today of a heart collapse at the Saint Agnese clinic at Locarno, Switzerland. He was 72 years old.
Bernard stood in the middle of his flat letting the impressions of the play dance just behind the surface of his eyes in that space somewhere between visualization and thought.
I don’t know what I should talk about—about death or about love? Or are they the same? Which one should I talk about? We were newlyweds. We still walked around holding hands, even if we were just going to the store. I would say to him, “I love you.” But I didn’t know then how much. I had no idea. . .[…] One night I heard a noise. I looked out the window. He saw me. “Close the window and go back to sleep. There’s a fire at the reactor. I’ll be back soon.”
Some actors are consumed by the roles they play. For instance, Jeremy Brett, who played Sherlock Holmes in the 1984 Granada series, was overcome by the part, so much so that at times the obsessive characteristics of the fictional character and the real-life Brett would overlap.