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Ron Charles
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Glad to be back. 
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Reviewed a moving novel today by Michel Faber called "The Book of Strange New Things." It's a curious mix of science fiction and spirituality.
A Christian minister is sent to a distant planet to bring Jesus to the aliens.
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You don't have to wonder anymore: "10 Signs That She's a Witch." So helpful.... #feminism #Halloween
A helpful quiz to find out if there's a witch in your midst.
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"The Lushness of It" -- octopus love -- starts at 59:50.
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In general, I’m surprised by how rare good comic novels are nowadays. This new one by a young Brooklyn writer from Odessa is worth checking out. Here’s my review in today’s Washington Post: 
A comic novel about a great Ukrainian poet and his extended family in the United States.
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Arrggggg! Here's a Totally Hip Video Book Review of Daniel Handler's new novel, "We Are Pirates": 
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Today we posted our Best Books of 2014 feature -- fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks and several new genre lists.
A great year in fiction and nonfiction.
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For those who can't get enough Harry Potter....
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“Here, There are Blueberries” starts at 1:15:40
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I wouldn't be surprised if we get several different trailers over the next few months, along with "leaked" studio shots, profiles and rumors of cast infighting and making-up. Prepare! 
The trailer for the wildly anticipated movie was released Thursday morning.
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Fun to see some of my favorite American authors on the Man Booker Prize longlist today. Details below. 
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Book Critic
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  • Washington Post
    Book World Deputy Editor and Fiction Critic, 2005 - present
  • Christian Science Monitor
    Book Editor, 1998 - 2005
  • Principia College
    English professor, 1986 - 1992
  • John Burroughs School
    English teacher, 1992 - 1998
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Deputy editor and fiction critic at The Washington Post Book World
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Mountain View, CA - Boston - St. Louis - Elsah, Ill.