TOME RAIDER: Reading Tonight! >> Amitav Ghosh, 7:30pm @ Powell's City of Books


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. Postcolonial Powerhouse Prepped to Perform at Powell's What are you doing tonight at 7:30? Are you free? If so, you should treat yourself to a reading by a true master of fiction and go hear Amitav Ghosh read at Powell's ...   More
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Live at Wordstock, Day 3 >> Oregon Book Awards, Queer Portland, Andre Dubus III


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. Portland literati (right, clothed) enjoy fancy appetizers amid classical sculpture (left, nude) at the 2008 Oregon Book Awards, Nov. 10. Oregon Book Awards: 7:30pm @ the Portland Art Museum If you had asked on Saturday, ...   More
 
Monday, November 10, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Live at Wordstock, Day 2 >> Live Wire!, Comics and Politics Panel, H.W. Brands


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. Remember Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The scene where Judge Doom is describing his vision to demolish Toontown and build a giant freeway? Here's a clip to refresh your memory: [youtube XOXDrAk4tpc] Well, imagine that Christopher ...   More
 
Sunday, November 9, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Live at Wordstock, Day 1 >> Superstar Poetry Slam


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. “You guys ready to make some babies...with words?” - Derrick Brown, 2nd Round What were you doing last night (Nov. 6) at 9pm? Man, whatever it was, it wasn't half as cool as the Superstar Slam Poetry Competition. ...   More
 
Friday, November 7, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: a Must-See Guide to Wordstock


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. When it comes to Wordstock (Nov. 6-9), bibliophiles are spoiled for choice. In fact, the geeky excitement of getting to meet all those novelists, poets, comic artists and other princes of paper is almost matched by the anxiety ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER LIVE: Shock of the New


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. - 'Do you deal in haunted mattresses?' - 'How haunted?' he asked. - Riley Michael Parker That quotation just about set the tone for last Thursday's (Oct. 30) zinester reading at swanky Southeast Tapas Bar the Maiden. ...   More
 
Monday, November 3, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Murder by the Book


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Every Sunday, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. Times are tough, and you want escape lit. I don't blame you. Seriously, who wouldn't prefer a good old-fashioned thriller to spiceless, real-life mysteries like a crusty economy or a sadistic election cycle? Of course, ...   More
 
Sunday, November 2, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. Six-Word Summary: This December, Indulge Your Grammar Fetish For some people it's chocolate; for others, leather. But there's a special tribe out there who keep MLA handbooks under their pillows; for whom the proper use of ...   More
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: A Mercy, Part I of II


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Check wweek.com in coming days for the second half of Tome Raider's two-part review of Toni Morrison's new novel, A Mercy (Knopf, 167 pages, $23.95). Six-Word Plot Summary: A Mercy is Only Skin-Deep Let me guess: you found Toni Morrison's new book, under the Christmas ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: A Mercy, Part II of II


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. Perhaps I was a bit hard on Toni Morrison in the first installment of my review of her new book, A Mercy (Knopf, 167 pages, $23.95). The fact is, Morrison's bad writing is a lot better than most people's good writing. But ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 JOHN MINERVINI

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