FiveBooks Newsletter 70


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[1]The Browser
    Links:
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On TheBrowser this week, we invited renowned historian [5]Norman Stone to
  talk about Turkey's past and present. He thinks Turkey will join the EU
  within 10 years – but he doesn't particularly want it to.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-stone-on-turkish-history

Also on the site, theatre critic [6]Charles Isherwood dissects Broadway hits
  and flops, cartoonist [7]Ben Katchor talks about picture stories, [8]Claire
  Fox considers the corruption of free speech in modern society, and book
  recommendations on [9]children's fiction and [10]prehistoric man. There's
  more in our full list of FiveBooks interviews, [11]here.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-katchor-on-picture-stories
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/melvin-burgess-on-children’s-and-teenage-fiction
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-white-on-prehistoric-man
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

As ever, thanks for reading us.

FiveBooks News

[12]Charles Isherwood on Broadway
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway

Friday October 21

What divides a hit from a flop, artistically speaking? The New York Times
  theatre critic takes us behind the scenes to assess the art of writing for
  Broadway and the rules for avoiding musical disaster [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway

[14]Norman Stone on Turkish History
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-stone-on-turkish-history

Thursday October 20

Turkey is rediscovering its Ottoman past, says the British professor living
  in  Ankara. He tells us where to find compelling insights into Turkish
  history, and says he’d rather have medical treatment in Turkey than England
  [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/norman-stone-on-turkish-history

[16]Ben Katchor on Picture Stories
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-katchor-on-picture-stories

Wednesday October 19

Pictures operate in space, words in time, and the best stories are told with
  both, says the acclaimed American author and cartoonist. He tells us how
  visual narratives are making a deserved comeback [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-katchor-on-picture-stories

[18]Claire Fox on Freedom of Speech
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech

Tuesday October 18

Modern society has interpreted John Stuart Mill's concept of tolerance to
  mean that we should avoid giving offence. The director of the Institute of
  Ideas tells us about books that show how far we've departed from what was
  meant [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech

[20]Tim White on Prehistoric Man
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-white-on-prehistoric-man

Monday October 17

The paleoanthropologist tells us about his work investigating the origins of
  _homo sapiens_ and explains what a 4.4 million-year-old skeleton he found in
  Africa tells us about our common past [21]Continue reading…
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-white-on-prehistoric-man

[22]Melvin Burgess on Children’s and Teenage Fiction
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/melvin-burgess-on-children’s-and-teenage-fiction

Sunday October 16

The  author  of  _Junk_  and  _Doing  It_ tells us about the godfathers of
  thriller writing for teenagers, and why young people make the most demanding
  readers
  [23]Continue reading…
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/melvin-burgess-on-children’s-and-teenage-fiction

[24]The Great Tech War Of 2012
    Links:
      24. http://b.rw/pzMXl3

Farhad Manjoo | Fast Company | 17 October 2011

The  four  American  companies  that  have come to define 21st century
  information technology and entertainment are on the verge of war. Amazon,
  Apple, Facebook and Google will fight it out across many markets. The rest
  are dust [25]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[26]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

With the death of Colonel Gaddafi, the Libyan uprising is almost complete
  and the nation-building can begin. Read our selection of articles about the
  ousted Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raised
  hopes of a better future   [27]Read on
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[28]The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wind-willows-by-kenneth-grahame

[29]Melvin Burgess says: "This is the very first book I fell in love with"
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/melvin-burgess-on-children’s-and-teenage-fiction
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[31]"Lord Monckton"
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/lord-monckton

Climate-change skeptic unmasked as a deep-cover comic alter-ego of Sasha
  Baron-Cohen [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[33]Dan Mitchell, on bailouts
    Links:
      33. http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/capitalism-without-bankruptcy-is-like-religion-without-hell

“Capitalism without bankruptcy is like religion without hell"

[34]More quotes
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

_@mrianleslie_   Will   Self   on  being  ill,  amazingly  good  writing
  http://t.co/m5WAMmBF [36]#browsings [37]More like this
    Links:
      36. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      37. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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