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These Are the End Times: 12 Memorable Closing Lines

The closing lines of a book characterize the strange moment when reader and author finally say farewell to each other. Here are 12 of our favorites.


Predators Far and Near: Your ‘Penny Dreadful’ S3E2 Recap

In which the show's heroes careen headlong into the modern age -- and still can't escape the past.


George R.R. Martin's Lament: 'Game of Thrones' Catching Up With Books

George R.R. Martin is still writing the conclusion of A Song of Ice and Fire and the show is catching up ... and more in our daily roundup.


Ray Bradbury’s Impossible Imagination, Shaped by Hemingway and the Brothers Grimm

On Ray Bradbury's birthday, we honor his legacy by focusing on his love of books at a very young age. Ray Bradbury knew he'd be a writer by eleven years old, having filled his mind to the brim with works from Edgar Allan Poe, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Greek and Roman myths, and quite a few non-scifi writers. Hemingway, in fact, taught him "how to write objectively and yet insert all of the insights without too much extra comment."


From Jules Verne to ‘Pain & Gain’: The Rock’s Surprising Literary Leanings

Get ready literary enthusiasts, coming soon to a theater near you, the latest work in the canon of one of Hollywood’s adaptation darlings – Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.