Sickbed successes: 20 great works created by the gravely ill

A note to idlers and procrastinators everywhere: The next time you think you don’t have the energy to “deal,” think of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the French writer who wrote his memoir by using only his left eyelid. After suffering a massive stroke at the age of 44, the editor-in-chief of the French edition of Elle awoke…

What book did you finally get around to reading in 2014?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d

Our favorite books of the year

This year, The A.V. Club invited our regular book writers and staff to pick their favorite books released in 2013. Since very few of us read the same books, a ballot system wouldn’t work as well. The A.V. Club works to cultivate an eclectic selection of tastes in books, and in our effort to do that, there isn’t much…

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