#Vladimir Nabokov

THE LOVER by Marguerite Duras is the Anti-LOLITA

Despite its title, The Lover is not a love story. Like Nabokov’s Lolita, older men act on their intense attractions ...

3 Cringe-Worthy Book Covers

I am a sucker for covers. I don’t even pretend to be unbiased or resistant to their powers. They sway me, entice ...

Genre Kryptonite: Unreliable Narrators

I can’t remember the first book I encountered with an unreliable narrator, but I can certainly pinpoint the book the ...

Reading Is Not A Chore: On Quitting Books

I wish we could talk about our reading preferences without invoking the health or state of literature every time, as ...

Literary Tourism: Berlin

Berlin is the ground zero of 20th century history. One cold and two searing world wars revolved around Germany’s capital ...

Let’s Put James Franco on All the Book Covers

Last week, when presented with the As I Lay Dying movie tie-in with James Franco on the cover, the internet let ...

The Best of BookRiot.tv: The Most Watched Book Trailers, March 16-22, 2013

Here are the most popular book trailers from the last week on BookRiot.tv. Click the cover to watch!

Read This Then That: GLACIERS and MARY

In Read This Then That, we pair new books with classics that have similar themes, structures, and stories. In his ...

Genre Kryptonite: Books You’ve Never Heard of By Authors You Have

This is a guest post from Nicole Perrin. Nicole is an editor, reader, tea drinker, and lit blogger (not necessarily in ...

The Top American Writers?

Last week, the MLA* ranked the top 25 American writers according to the amount of scholarship that has been devoted ...