Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Generically Titled Collection of Randomly Assorted Links

David Foster Wallace fans wonder: Are these really his top ten novels?1 Will this flurry of online controversy leave Houghton Mifflin similarly second-guessing Wallace's picks for The Best American Essays2 of 2007?

The first image from the upcoming film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are has popped up on the internet via The film is directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) and adapted by Jonze and Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What Is The What).

The Brontë sisters' childhood home nets a withering price -- £178,000. That's only £12,000 more than the historically insignificant house next door sold for last month, say the gossips at the Guardian UK.

Comics scribe Warren Ellis is set to release his first novel, Crooked Little Vein, next month. He discusses the transition with and Publisher's Weekly.

Angsty, Fight Club-worshiping teens will have already punched their fists through their flatscreens before getting this far, but the rest of you can click here to see a video of Chuck Palahniuk on 'The Hour' with George Stroumboulopoulos. Among other things, Palahniuk reveals his trick to writing emotionally distraught characters realistically: hang out at hospital emergency rooms and steal people's ticks.

1. Without all of those footnotes, it's hard to know when D.F.W. is being serious or just joshing.
2. D.F.W. is co-editing this year's B.A.E. anthology.