Atoms and Words

Publishers spend a lot of time on book covers and page design, to make books professional-looking and attractive. E-books bypass all of this: There's a cover page, but it's easily dismissed when we turn the page. All e-books look more or less the same, and the words have to stand on their own. The selling … Continue reading Atoms and Words


Book Review: Cromwell’s Long Game

A book review of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel What sane person would want to write historical fiction? Consider the challenges. You have to create a realistic, immersive sense of the past that requires you to know the period down to its hemlines, chariot wheels, and cooking technology, but you … Continue reading Book Review: Cromwell’s Long Game