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Caryn James

"One Day" and Other Stunt Novels

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 21, 2011 1:00 AM
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How do you sell a novel when the publishing industry is floundering? Some authors have turned to gimmicks – photos or bar codes on the page, fiction in the form of a dictionary. I've written about these new Stunt Novels for The Daily Beast.

Paging Carey Mulligan and Helen Mirren: Nancy Mitford's Novels Need You

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 23, 2011 1:00 AM
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That ridiculous poster you see is for one of the all-time laughable bad movies made from good books. Nancy Mitford’s 1951 novel The Blessing is a great romantic comedy of cultural manners about a proper Englishwoman who marries a womanizing Frenchman (kind of redundant to say womanizing Frenchman, which is very much Mitford’s point).

Michael Fassbender and Other Mr. Rochesters: Why So Dreamy?

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 7, 2011 2:30 AM
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One thing is certain about Jane Eyre's Mr Rochester: he was no dreamboat. Try telling that to the people who cast Michael Fassbender as Rochester to Mia Wasikowska’s Jane in the new version arriving Friday.

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