Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Book News, In Brief

Author/trench coat model Neil Gaiman thinks that the 'death of audiobooks' is just a case of folks talking out their asses.

Kinda-sorta sister-lists to our own Listmania: Best of 2009s: Ozaku's and The Precious Curmudgeon's lists of Manga Gift Guide Lists.

Author/masturbation magician Grant Morrison has a feature length documentary about himself coming out in 2010. Wired has two clips from it here.

Wired again. This time they're skewering a modern-day literary classic with The Top 20 Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From Twilight. Now with video!

"Borders has gone belly-up, Amazon thrives, and doom-mongers are proclaiming the death of literature on the high street. But this could be the opening of a fine new chapter…" Or so The Guardian UK claims.

Jonathan Littell has won the Literary Review's Bad Sex in Fiction award for his 900-page novel, The Kindly Ones. The passage that cinched the win compared vaginas to various Greek mythological creatures including the snake-haired Gorgon and "a motionless Cyclops whose single eye never blinks." Sexy!