Wednesday April 22nd, 2009

In the Ether

The Second Pass gets a mention in this lengthy, smart look at the future of books coverage. . . . A book is returned to a library, and a fine of more than $52,000 is waived. . . . “I am for progress to a degree but as yet have not become used to automobiles. I still prefer horses, say nothing about travelling in space ships.” A funny look at a crazy book. . . . A fascinating profile of novelist Hilary Mantel. . . . Mantel herself reviews a four-volume history of women. . . . Louis Begley reviews Franz Kafka: The Office Writings.