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Storybook - American Psycho by Joe Spiotto

David Sedaris is helping to keep the UK streets clean. And not clean of drugs, but actually clean of trash. In honor of all his hard work, the District Council named one of their garbage trucks after him.

Do you ever wonder what American Psycho would look like as a children’s book? Or how well Breaking Bad translates into kid’s literature? Joey Spiotto’s gallery show will answer these and many other questions.

Neuromancer, the sci-fi masterpiece written by William Gibson, is turning 30 and Moviepilot will tell you exactly how much of an influence this novel has had on your life. Even if you haven’t read it yet…

George Saunders found his way into O Magazine (yes, O as in Oprah) and wrote an article about what short stories he would recommend to aliens that have just come to earth. Besides getting a bunch of great short story recommendations, the article is also a blast to read.

Published authors also have some skeletal manuscripts in their drawers. The Millions asked writers about what manuscripts are hiding in their desks, to never ever see the light of day.

Even before the internet was a thing, librarians were busy reviewing books. The New York Public Library is now giving us a glimpse into these reviews where the old librarians are bashing children’s literature.

Indiewire created a list of 10 comic books that should totally be turned into a movie. You’ll find something different than the whole bunch of superhero movies that have been released. You might even want to read these first!

And The Morning News asked Jami Attenberg to write a not-restaurant-restaurant-review about love and taco’s.

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