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The Past Has Never Been Better
The Jimmy Corrigan book is the apex of Chris Ware's design-happy career. [09-11-00]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Judging The Author By His Covers
Chip Kidd is the closest thing there is to a rock star in the rarefied world of high-end graphic design. [09-11-00]
— Cary L. Roberts, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Has He Really Grown Up?
It's tempting to call cartoonist Daniel Clowes a chameleon, except his book doesn't really blend in with anything else on the racks. [09-11-00]
— Ken Lieck, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Dangerous Liaisons
A blind man can see what a good writer Amy Bloom is. [08-28-00]
— Marion Winik, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Dirty Words
Roger Gathman delves into bookstores' shelves of smut to investigate the collective Gestalt of erotica. [08-14-00]
— Roger Gathman, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Other Voices, Other Rooms
Sharon Bridgforth's works aren't meant to be read silently,. Some folks would say that's like eating barbecue without the sauce. [07-31-00]
— Suzy Spencer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Unhappily Ever After
Three of the newest books about the Princess of Wales are by people who played roles of varying degrees of intimacy in her life. [07-17-00]
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Defining the Name of the World
Denis Johnson's new novel is about grief, but told anew, as if we didn't know anything about it. [07-10-00]
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

An Immense World of Delight
It used to be a commonplace of moralists that man was the only creature to slaughter his own kind. But kind is slaughtered by kind routinely among ants, salamanders, and, as any child can tell you, guppies. [07-03-00]
— Roger Gathman, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

America Gone Awry
Philip Roth's strength as a novelist is that he never writes as if he's finally reached a point of permanent self-definition. [06-26-00]
— Tom Grimes, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Him Write Funny
"If somebody hates me," David Sedaris confesses, "I just go to pieces. It doesn't seem fair that I've made my career making fun of people, and if someone makes fun of me, I fall apart." [06-19-00]
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Saint Jackie
It was with high expectations of low class that Stephen MacMillan Moser embarked upon the latest crop of books about Jackie O. [06-12-00]
— Stephen MacMillan Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Puns of Steel
There's a science to interpreting puns; just ask audience members at the 23rd Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships. [05-15-00]
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Myth, Blood, and Ink
The debate over the de la Peña diary, which suggests that Alamo legend Davy Crockett was executed by Santa Anna and not in the heat of battle, shows a genuine passion for how the story of Texas is written. [05-08-00]
— David Garza, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Telling War Stories
National Book Award winner and SWT professor Tim O'Brien is real. He's blunt. But he's also, according to Chronicle writer Sarah Hepola, responsible for her hangover. [05-01-00]
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Lost City
Steven Saylor's Austin murder mystery, "A Twist at the End: A Novel of O. Henry." [04-10-00]
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Christopher Paul Curtis
From assembly line to literary award mill. [04-10-00]
— Martin Wilson, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

'A Twist at the End'
A stylish, sometimes gory, mystery that also opens a window onto a fascinating series of events in Texas history. [04-10-00]
— Mike Shea, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Blessed Deliverance
"The Borderland," Bud Shrake's Latest Tall Tale. [04-03-00]
— Dick Holland, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

'The Gates of the Alamo' Reviewed
Mark Busby reviews Stephen Harrigan's "The Gates of the Alamo." [03-28-00]
— Mark Busby, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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