Recommended Reading: “The Shallows” by Christopher R. Alonso.
Recommended reading: Meg Wolitzer wonders “why are teenage girls drawn to books about mental instability?“
“The past fascinates me obsessively, I suppose, because it’s such a strange phenomenon. The past was the present at some point, and it was just as boring as the present. What makes it so important? What gives it that luminous, exalted quality where it becomes the past?” John Banville addresses these and many other heady questions in his new novel, The Blue Guitar.