A Roundup on Your Lunch Break

The Detroit Free Press profiles Peter Leonard, son of Elmore and crime novelist in his own right.

Leonard the younger’s debut novel QUIVER gets a mixed take from Patrick Anderson.

This, my friends, is how you write a negative review.  And as for this positive review, it’s one thing to learn from Michiko, it’s another thing to ape her tropes completely…

Britain discovers Stephenie Meyer.

Ed Park’s wonderful and giddy novel PERSONAL DAYS arrives today. He talks about the book on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book.

The Literary Saloon calls bullshit on Doris Lessing’s post-Nobel complaints.

Will the scientific method invigorate literary scholarship and criticism? I see where Jonathan Gottschall is coming from, but to my mind, the answer is still no.

Also, nooooooo!

And finally, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. No, really.