Books

Dead And Well-Read

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It´s every  author’s dream to have her books optioned and turned into film. Author Charlaine Harris is living that dream. Her Sookie Stackhouse series, which reaches 11 books this week with the release of Dead Reckoning, is the basis for HBO’s hit series True Blood...

Busting the Bailouts

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I don’t drive, but every time I bike or walk past a gas station I can’t help reflecting on the fact that the price Americans pay for one gallon of gas is literally more than Exxon Mobil Corp. pays in taxes. In fact, due to federal subsidies — as Jim Hightower ...

Textures of youth

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Tina Collen’s story of her relationship with her father is multidimensional. Literally. In her memoir, Storm of the i ($29.95, Art Review Press), Collen tells the trials and tribulations and successes of her life via paintings, photographs, memorabilia. Instead of ...

New York Times bestselling author comes to Boulder

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(Editor's note: Justin Cronin speaks at the Boulder Book Store on Monday, June 6. Doors...

Crafting the craftsmen

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Everyone has a story — an inkling of a narrative that starts...

The 31-year itch

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Boulder novelist Robert Dresner is openly self-derisive when he talks about his work...

Knight brings to light the real Five Percent

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The bad boy of Islam is all grown up — and he might be badder...

A year of poetry

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One year ago, AJ (Andrew) Carrillo was there waiting for Innisfree Poetry to open its doors. He had watched the storefronts at 13th and Pennsylvania avenues rotate over the years while he studied humanities at the University of Colorado. When newspaper went over the ...

A tale of two predators

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In 1989, a jury found Brent Brents, then 18, guilty of raping two children. He spent the next 15 years in jail, and when he got out in July 2004, he went on a terrifying rampage, raping and assaulting dozens of men, women and children until his capture in February ...

New fairy tale novel aims to be ‘Shrek’ for adults

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Usually fairy tales start with a beautiful princess waiting for Prince Charming to whisk them away. But in the new book CURSES! A F***ed Up Fairy Tale, Julie Kazimer takes a different approach — Cinderella gets hit by a bus on page two.Left with the mission of ...

Of adverbs and experimentation

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Of course I liked Secrets & Lies, a collection of short fiction written by Josh Gross. I like Josh Gross. We dated in college, hated each other until I was in graduate school, and then became friends. And there’s enough of him in those pages for it to feel, after ...

The truth about ‘On the Road’

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In his latest book, Gerald Nicosia has unlocked the dynamic of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and not a moment too soon...