NYTBR 11 October 2009: A Very Very Very Short List

The NYTBR of 11 October 2009 holds a few surprises, foremost among which is: a review of Dan Brown’s latest novel is the cover. And self actually finds herself wanting to read it (which is not to say the review is good. On the contrary, mon cheri, the reviewer goes after Mr. Brown with the greatest gusto self has witnessed since she watched the chainsaw-wielding murderer in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” But, what can one do? Self is incorrigibly entertained, or thinks she will be entertained, by reading Brown’s book. In fact, self has just made up her mind to finally read The Da Vinci Code!)

Without further ado, books self is interested in reading after perusing aforementioned issue:

1. After reading Maureen Dowd’s aggressively nasty review of Dan Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol:

2. After reading Megan McArdle’s review of Lauren Weber’s “manifesto for extreme frugality,” In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue:

  • Lauren Weber’s In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue

3. After reading Joshua Hammer’s review of Francine Prose’s Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife:

  • Francine Prose’s Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife

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