…and yet more links

Patrick Anderson deems Robert Crais’ CHASING DARKNESS to be “first-rate entertainment.”

Also in the WaPo, Jonathan Karp writes of the disposable book and why quality is better than quantity, though his piece all but trumpets his own minimalist imprint Twelve.

Olsson’s Books & Records has filed for Chapter 11
. Boo. And the Strand is closing the Fulton Street annex but doesn’t rule out reopening elsewhere.

Former poet laureate Billy Collins confesses his love for Warner Brothers cartoons.

Maghound looks to be the “Netflix for magazines”, though the beta site doesn’t really help much so far.

The Bookseller’s outgoing deputy editor Joel Rickett has a rollicking conversation with Richard Madeley about fathers, sons and that popular TV book club.

Michael Walters talks up his Mongolian Noir debut to Jeff Vandermeer at PW.

Nick Harkaway tells the Telegraph why he took his particular pen name – both aping and moving away from his father. (via)

Joanna Kavenna chats with the Independent on Sunday about the long road to publication, recent motherhood and her thriller writer partner.


And finally, the average age of TV-watchers is older than the most targeted demographic.