The best books for urban fiction readers: From urban fantasy to steampunk, and everything in between

The best urban fiction books for readers of all ages and experience levels are out there, but the genre is often overlooked by the wider literary community.In fact, the first time I ever started reading urban fiction, I found the genre “too esoteric for most of my friends”.But now, thanks to a slew of recent […]

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How to read fiction that’s as good as true crime: The story of the murder of a child in America

A decade ago, the crime scene in a Kansas City, Kansas, apartment complex was full of the charred remains of a toddler, wrapped in duct tape.The man accused of killing the boy had confessed.He was convicted of first-degree murder.The crime scene, it turns out, wasn’t even the crime.It was a murder investigation.A team of researchers […]

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What’s the deal with unscrambling fiction?

The answer is, of course, that fiction can be unscramsable.That is, it can be read as a story without the original author’s knowledge.But, there are a number of other reasons why it’s important to keep this in mind when reading unscrabbled fiction.First of all, it’s a challenge to read an uncrabbly novel because it has […]

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‘The Big Short’: How the world’s biggest investment fund is now worth billions

A lot of people are reading this article about “The Big House” but they might not know it’s written by David S. Greisman.Greisman is the author of the new book, “The Billionaire Next Door,” a biography of billionaire George Soros.In the book, Greisman details how Soros and Soros Fund Management, a $20 billion investment firm, […]

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