Amanda Palmer = Stephen King?
Behold the Internet's latest triumph of cultural appropriation: I Write Like.
The website, founded by a 27-year-old Russian software programmer named
Dmitry Chestnykh, is basically every wanna-be literati's
morning-mirror-self-pep-talk session: Plug in a couple paragraphs of
your best wordsmithery, and I Write Like will tell you which esteemed
author your writing most resembles.
Seth Grahame-Smith speaks at the Brattle Theatre
Ever wonder why Honest Abe always wore that tall stovepipe hat?
All the better to conceal his wooden vampire-killing stake, my dear. In
his most recent book, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, critically
acclaimed author Seth Grahame-Smith recounts the "true story" of our
nation's 16th president.
We have to hand it to the Onion for writing the ultimate J.D. Salinger tribute; this truly is the final word on the subject. And yet, we couldn't help but notice these other notable eulogies that have come rumbling through the tubes over the last two days:Wes Anderson
On New York Magazine's Vulture Blog, Anderson says: "He always struck me as an odd candidate for hermitage — despite his
flights of antisocial mysticism, the energy of Salinger’s prose was
relentlessly sociable, charming, and connective.