Reviews and Articles in General Publications
§ New York Times Nov. 1, 1999
§ Washington Post Book World Oct. 31, 1999
Elizabeth Hand reviews Thomas M. Disch's The Sub: A Study in Witchcraft (Knopf): ''a bracingly vitriolic dose of pure Northern Gothic that shows what might happen to Lake Wobegon if David Lynch came to visit.''
Charles Wilson reviews Wes Craven's Fountain Society (Simon & Schuster). In contrast to the director's slasher pics, this book ''is an often well-rendered, funny and engaging scientific thriller about human cloning, and a sympathetic portrait of a loving 50-year marriage.''
Also, Marcia Bartusiak reviews William Poundstone's Carl Sagan biography.
§ Los Angeles Times Book Review Oct. 31, 1999
§ New York Times Book Review Oct. 31, 1999
(Mon 1 Nov 1999)
William Gibson's All Tomorrow's Parties (Putnam) breaks onto the San Francisco Chronicle list at #8 and Amazon's hardcover fiction list (from last Wednesday) also at #8.
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Dune: House Atreides (Bantam Spectra) rises one to #12 at NYT, drops five to #15 at LAT, holds on at #15 at SFC, drops three to #15 on the Amazon hardcover fiction list. It leads Amazon's SF bestsellers.
Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis remains solidly on the NYT, LAT, WP, and Amazon lists.
The Harry Potter books continue their dominance of the lists, filling spots 1-2-3 at NYT, 2-4-5 at LAT, 1-2-3 at SF Chronicle, 2-3-6 at USA Today, 2-3-4 on Amazon's Hot 100, and 3-4-6 on Barnes & Noble's Top 100 (the last two as of Monday morning).
Again this week science-themed nonfiction by Dava Sobel and Simon Singh rank high on SF Chronicle's nonfiction list, in spots #2 and 5. The books are also-rans on the extended NYT list, at #23 and 31.
Links to the Bestseller lists:
(Mon 1 Nov 1999)
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