The Killing: Season Two: Week Two

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We’re baaaack! With AMC’s recent announcement that they’ve rescued The Killing from the land of the cancelled and have decided to push ahead with shooting a brand new third season, we thought it only fair that we should rescue these old posts from our archives as well.

Over the next few weeks we’ll try to get them all back into circulation. They start off slow, but three or four weeks into it, you’ll see that we get uber obsessed and start jotting down all of the details from both versions, detective style.

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Best New Fiction: May 2013

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May flowers, right?  We’re supposed to say something about things being in bloom.  He’s the one who likes all our pretty songs, and he likes to sing along, and his likes to shoot his gun, but he…

Yeah, anyway, unless your into Dan Brown – and if you are, why are you on this site – at first blush May looks like a quiet month for fiction, but dig a little deeper, and you’ll find some interesting titles, including two debuts that we can’t wait to get our ink stained hands on, and the English translation of the second volume in Karl Ove Knausgard’s six book autobiographical novel series.

For your reading pleasure, we proudly present, Best New Fiction: May 2013.

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The Hunger Angel by Herta Muller

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Nobel Prize winner Herta Muller’s Best Translated Book Award shortlisted novel The Hunger Angel sure starts out with an impressive bang.  In fact, if you don’t know much about the novel going in – which I didn’t – then the sexual trysts that permeate the very early pages take a on a whole new significance, when roughly fifty pages in, the narrator is confirmed to be a male.  Maybe I shouldn’t have assumed I was reading about straight sex, maybe I shouldn’t have assumed that since the author was a woman that she would be writing from the female perspective, and perhaps maybe I should have spent a little more time with the jacket copy before I began reading.  Whatever the case may be, I loved being jolted out of my comfort zone and being forced to reconcile what I believed to be true up to that point with what actually was true.

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Verisimilitudes: Week Ending 04.27.2013

Typographical_EraWelcome to Verisimilitudes, our regular round-up of the past week’s activity. It’s your one-stop source for all of the bits and bleeps we’ve been posting here and on social platforms.

Can you believe that it’s already almost May? You know what that means…summer reading!!  While we begin to contemplate our summer reading TBR piles, have a look at what you may have missed at Typographical Era this week:

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Oh Myyy! by George Takei

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Oh Myyy!
Essays by George Takei
2012 / 154 Pages

George Takei has taken over the internet if you haven’t noticed.  With nearly 4 million Facebook fans and more than 600,000 Twitter followers, there are probably internet servers out there specifically devoted to Takei’s posts and pages.  So it makes sense that Mr. Takei would write a book about his online adventures.  From internet trolls and grammar Nazis to memes and viral videos, George Take has taken the internet where no man has gone before!

A few months ago, my husband and I started watching the original Star Trek series.  He has been a fan of the show since childhood, but when I was growing up, no one in my household was very into science fiction, so Star Trek rarely made it on our limited TV rotation.  But now that I’ve finished my first season of the show, I would definitely consider myself a fan.  But even before I ever watched the series, George Takei’s name has been on my internet radar.  I started following him on Facebook and Twitter because he’s quirky and hilarious, but he’s also such an active social rights activist, it’s hard not to see George Takei as a modern day social hero.

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