Genial unctuosity

In the interest of bringing you the finest, most convenient online literary experience -- just short of dropping by chez vous with a bottle of Krug Grand Cuvee for you to sip while you appreciate our dazzling commentary -- we here at book/daddy have added a spiffy new feature over on the right side. Scroll down beneath our recommended books, and you'll now find "Best of the Vault." These are the collected editions of several lively, long-running topics, such as our early discussion of Literary Thrillers and our rabble-rousing against the Bush Necropolis. This way, you won't have to scroll through the long list in Archives, trying to decipher once-clever, now-confusing titles (what are "duelling bozos"?) but will now be gently guided to our anthology of favorites, sure to please.

Enjoy, with the compliments of the management.

March 22, 2007 8:35 PM | | Comments (2)



"Unctuosity" can be found in the same Woody Allen dictionary that produced "jejunosity."

Unctuosity? Do I need to look that up on Wikipedia? Is this the noun/phenomenon version of "unctuous"? Next you'll be calling your blog "Reviewities".


Best of the Vault


Pat Barker, Frankenstein, Cass Sunstein on the internet, Samuel Johnson, Thrillers, Denis Johnson, Alan Furst, Caryl Phillips, Richard Flanagan, George Saunders, Michael Harvey, Larry McMurtry, Harry Potter and more ...


Big D between the sheets -- Dallas in fiction


Reviewing the state of reviewing


9/11 as a novel: Why?


How can critics say the things they do? And why does anyone pay attention? It's the issue of authority.

The disappearing book pages:  

Papers are cutting book coverage for little reason

Thrillers and Lists:  

Noir favorites, who makes the cut and why



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