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Book review: 'The Bone Labyrinth' by James Rollins
James Rollins’ latest novel, “The Bone Labyrinth,” which incorporates all the flaws of its progenitors but is a mostly enjoyable, if forgettable, action movie of a book. Read More
World-renowned primatologist to speak at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Dr. Frans de Waal, an author and one of the top primatologists in the world, will speak at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Feb. 16. His talk is titled "Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?" Read More
Book review: 'Medicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois' by Sophia Perinot
The author’s description of the Valois Court and her depiction of the historical figures involved made 'Medicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois' by Sophia Perinot an interesting read. Read More
Nonprofit offers scholarships for horror writers
The Horror Writers Association, a nonprofit formed in 1985, is accepting applications for its five scholarships. Read More
Oklahoma best-sellers
Best-selling books in Oklahoma for Feb. 7, based on reports from Best of Books in Edmond, Brace Books in Ponca City and Full Circle in Oklahoma City. Read More
Friends of Guthrie Library book sale is this Saturday
The annual Friends of Guthrie Public Library book is set for Saturday. Read More
Movie review: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
A version of this review appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 2 1/2 of 4 stars. 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is surprisingly entertaining  "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins both author Seth... Read More
Movie review: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is surprisingly entertaining
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is exactly what the title indicates: Jane Austen’s beloved 19th-century comedy of manners and matrimony set in an alternate universe in which the English countryside has been overrun by hordes of the undead. Read More
Does 'Zombies' live or die with Jane Austen superfans?
Burr Steers had his fears bringing his re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" to the country's most ardent Austen fans, USA TODAY reports. After all, he had directed "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's parody book, which... Read More
Oklahoma best-sellers
FICTION 1. “Sugar” by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown) 2. “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante (Europa) 3. “Kiss for Little Bear” by Else Holmelund Minarik (HarperTrophy) 4. “Doc” by Mary Dorie Russell (Ballantine) 5. “Barbie: I Can be a Farm Vet” by Apple Jordan (Random House) 6. “The Library... Read More
Book review: 'The Consultant' by Bentley Little
Book review: 'The Consultant' by Bentley Little Read More
Book review: 'The Drowning Ground' by James Marrison
“The Drowning Ground” by James Marrison (Minotaur Books, 370 pages, in stores) Detective Chief Guillermo Downes, a native of Argentina, left his homeland seeking peace and tranquility in the English Cotswolds. Unfortunately, bad things can happen anywhere. They're not limited to Buenos Aires. When two girls... Read More
Publishers Weekly best-sellers
HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Blue” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. “Feverborn” by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte) 6. “Scandalous Behavior” by... Read More
Book signings
For weeks, a book about an unsolved slaying from 1970 has earned space on the Oklahoma best-sellers list, which is based on sales at three independent bookstores. "Footprints in the Dew: Damon 'Chub' Anderson and the Unsolved Mullendore Murder" investigates the death of rancher E.C. Mullendore III, heir to the... Read More
'The Godfather' trilogy goes on the auction block
A 45-box archive including 10 books, nine screenplays and the handwritten novel and script work for 'The Godfather' is about to go up for auction through Boston-based RR Auction. Mario Puzo authored the novels that "The Godfather" films were based on. He worked extensively with director Francis Ford Coppola on... Read More
Review: 'The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid & Ned Kelly'
Glen Seeber: Western historian and Arkansas native Robert M. Utley, who wrote a comprehensive biography of New Mexico’s Billy the Kid in 1989, has returned to his subject in a comparison with Australia’s Ned Kelly in “Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid & Ned Kelly.” Read More
Oklahoma author up for prestigious award
Lou Berney’s Oklahoma City based novel, “The Long and Faraway Gone,” has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America as a “Best Paperback Novel” of 2015. Read More
Lists of the best-selling books in Oklahoma and the nation. Read More
Book signings
BEST OF BOOKS, 1313 E Danforth Rd., Edmond Tom Watson will speak about the newest book in his “Stick Dog” series, “Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts,” beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The children's books focus on “an adventurous and mischievous dog and his crazy canine crew,” according to the Best of Books... Read More
Review: 'Warriors of the Storm' continues series about conquest of Britain
Glen Seeber: Author Bernard Cornwell has been immersing readers in this world from 10 centuries ago in his Saxon Tales series based on historical events, the latest of which is "Warriors of the Storm." Read More


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