Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Don't give in to that post-Xmas suicide urge just yet -- 2008 has comics worth living for. The Savage Critic(s) list(s) 'em.

Via Reuters: Joel and Ethan Coen win the 20th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for their film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel, No Country For Old Men. Who else thinks that The Nanny Diaries was robbed? (Cue: crickets chirping)

The Wagner Clan ain't nuthin' to f**k with. English biographer Jonathan Carr dishes the dirt on Germany's most famous musical family...and what dirt there is! One of them -- Wagner's granddaughter, Winifred -- used to call Hitler by a pet name, 'Wolf,' and was so smitten with Der Fuhrer that she attended Hitler Youth reunions until her death in 1980.