Wednesday, September 30, 2009
October 2009 in Open Letters!
It's been a rocky month for Open Letters Monthly this September, what with traffic-jams and site-shutdowns, but the work of assembling another great kept going, firm in the faith that all would turn out well. And it did: the site is up and running, and in October we've got lots and lots of great stuff to offer! This month's star feature is our second annual Bestseller List feature, where our writers take on the most popular fiction titles in the country (from a list we froze before Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol strolled into sight) and sift that list for nuggets of gold. It's the juxtaposition here that's fun, since virtually none of these reviewers typically read the type of books on the list - there's some funny stuff, some irate stuff, and some unexpected stuff waiting for you in the results.
And there's an entire issue besides! Articles on Norman Mailer, Dan Chaon, dating in America, the new iteration of the Halo video game franchise, "It's a Mystery," Canadian poetry, Anthony Trollope, "A Year with the Romans," evolution, and lots, lots more! Make some time today, set aside an hour or two this weekend, and dig in! And, as always, post your thoughts if you feel so inclined! We always like hearing from you!