The Daily Monocle

Critical book reviews from a literary skeptic.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Wednesday Batch

Posted by J. P. Wickwire

There are some great literary happenings going through the interwebs right now.

1) How many of you have read Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth? If you haven't, I highly, HIGHLY recommend that you do. This tale about medieval cathedral builders is so engrossing, that I'm reading it a second time. And it's nearly 1000 pages. Yeah. It's that good.

Anyway, Starz is doing an excellent eight-part miniseries based on the book. Even if you don't get Starz on your television, you can watch the first two episodes for free on their website! Huzzah! Check it out.

2) In honor of their tenth anniversary, DeviantArt is hosting a live author chat with Margaret Atwood, author of many books including the widely acclaimed The Handmaid's Tale. She's chatting live at 6:00pm Eastern Time.

3) Live chat with Cassandra Claire, author of The Mortal Instruments trilogy, also tonight at 5:00pm, Eastern Time. You can see the details here at her website.

And of course, don't forget to participate in our giveaway, vote in our poll (in the right sidebar), and join us on facebook!

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