Friday, January 11, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Striking screenwriters have decided to try writing kiddie books. They claim it's cuz kids lit and movies are both a melding of words and images. I say it's cuz both are sparsely scripted and aimed primarily at drooling idiots.

Book sales are stagnant. I'm not talking about the numbers, though. I'm talking about the titles. This week's NYTimes bestseller list read like a Xerox of June 2007's: A Thousand Splendid Suns, I Am America, The Dangerous Book for can this be? The ranking authors are even more tired tried and true: James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Dean Koontz. Zzzz...

Former New Yorker editor and Princess Diana biographer, Tina Brown, is writing a book about Bill Clinton. Something about a cigar...something about Talk magazine...see you next week!