Comics signing and new book set in Oklahoma
Here are a couple things you won't want to miss.
AUTHOR WILL SIGN VIKING COMIC
NORMAN — Writer/artist Natasha Alterici will be signing her comic series, “Heathen,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Speeding Bullet Comics, 614 N Porter Ave. in Norman. In “Heathen,” a young Viking woman is on a mission to... Read More
Big day in literary history (with video)
Tarzan was born on this day in 1912.
Edgar Rice Burroughs first installment of "Tarzan of the Apes" was published in a magazine on Aug. 27, 1912 -- introducing the world to a character Burroughs would revisit 25 times. The character later was taken up by other writers, appearing in more novels,... Read More
Book signing on Thursday
FULL CIRCLE BOOKSTORE, 50 Penn Place
•Matt Van Steenwyk will sign copies of his book, “A Wolf at the Gate,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The book is described as “a retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and Wolf ... (that) explores what it means to be a peacemaker.
Guthrie's ghoulish ghosts
In case you missed this in Sunday's paper ...
HAUNTINGS IN GUTHRIE
Jeff Provine is becoming Oklahoma’s foremost expert on ghosts.
After going on European ghost tours in the mid-2000s, he came back to the Oklahoma and founded the University of Oklahoma Ghost Tour as a charity walk in 2009.
He published... Read More
New 'Lois Lane' novel announced
The sequel to "Lois Lane: Fallout" has been announced. Author Gwenda Bond will return with "Lois Lane: Double Down," the second book in the series.
"Lois Lane is an icon, one of the most well-known and enduring figures in American pop culture--and for good reason,” said Bond in a news release. “She's... Read More
Book review: 'Neverwhere: Author’s Preferred Text' by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman’s latest book is also his first novel, “Neverwhere,” a novelized version of a television show he co-created in 1996. The new release combines the best aspects of the original British release, blended with the revised U.S. version, with some scenes restored and others excised to Gaiman’s satisfaction. Read More
Don't miss these book signings
BEST OF BOOKS, 1313 E Danforth Road, Edmond
Oklahoma Book Award winner Sonia Gensler will speak about and sign copies of her newest book, “Ghostlight,” which recently was released by Alfred A. Knopf, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Sonia’s Oklahoma award was for “The Revenant,” and she was a finalist for “The... Read More
Debut novel, "Maud's Line," is set in Oklahoma
"Maud's Line," the debut novel by Margaret Verble, is based on her Cherokee family's stories and set on the family's allotment land in 1920s Eastern Oklahoma.
That alone should make it interesting to many Oklahomans.
What's better, Verble, who lives in Kentucky and England, proves herself a talented... Read More
Tonight, a book signing for hunters
All I know about hunting comes from two books: Arthur H. Neumann's "Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa" (1898) and John Henry Patterson's "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" (1907).
The latter book -- which records, among other things, Patterson's hunt for two man-eating lions who'd fed on perhaps as... Read More
Tuesday book review: 'Superposition' turns perspective on its head
“Superposition” by David Walton (Pyr, 303 pages, in stores)
“Superposition” is the literary equivalent of an M.C. Escher staircase drawing — you can see far enough into the distance to realize that your perspective is but one of many, and if you take a few steps either way, you may find that your whole world... Read More
"Find the Good" is so nice, we've reviewed it twice
In early May, The Oklahoman ran a book review of "Find the Good" by Heather Lende (Algonquin Books, 162 pages, in stores).
It was a positive review. I was satisfied with it.
But then Dennie Hall -- who was the newspaper's book editor long before I took the job -- sent me a second review of Lende's book last... Read More
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