Your micro-review roundup: 29 October 2010
Today at CCLaP, short reviews of three recently read books: The surprisingly good Irish character dramedy "Ghosts & Lightning" by Trevor Byrne; the disappointing New-Age-friendly parable "Hector and the Search for Happiness" by Francois Lelord; and the decent but dated 1996 novel "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Justify My Netflix: The Night Listener
Today's movie: The surprisingly great "The Night Listener," which when I caught on television didn't realize was an adaptation of a brilliantly creepy novel by the revered Amistead Maupin, about a "JT LeRoy"-style literary hoax that he fell for in real life in the early 1990s. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
The CCLaP 100: A mid-project report
Today at CCLaP, a special extra-long essay, examining all the surprises and things I've learned so far after recently completing the first half of the center's "CCLaP 100" essay series on so-called literary classics. Plus best-of lists! Lots and lots of best-of lists! Posted on by Jason Pettus