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The blog Largehearted Boy is compiling a master list of all the best books of 2014 lists. Keep an eye on it for the best lists of the best books of the year.

Were two Dave Eggers books this year not enough for you? Read his newest story over at The New Yorker called The Alaska of Giants and Gods. And when you are done you might want to try something new and read this short story by Matt Bell.

Joshua Rothman is tackling the genre debate while using Station Eleven as an example. Are there still any pure novels or are most books extending one genre nowadays? 

I’m a sucker for Flavorwire lists. Read this one recommending political novels, or this one about five literary publications to watch for.

The Morning News still continues with their series of authors reviewing, but not reviewing restaurants and their most recent one is Charles Yu visiting a buffalo Wings bar. He found it very loud.

Last week was the week of changing career paths. Hayao Miyazaki quit filmmaking a while ago and is now back with a samurai comic. At the same time The Hunger Games is making the leap from book to movie to stage production and Netflix is adapting A Series of Unfortunate Events into a show.

Before Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 became a success, he was so desperate for work he would do about anything. He took a job writing the script for a musical comedy, that everyone is now trying to erase from history.

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