Ask a writer to send you 1,000 words and you might get 10,000. Some writers flourish with Twitter’s mandatory brevity, though, becoming epigrammatic, funny, brazen, trendsetting and friendly, plugging their colleagues’ work, for example, rather than solely their own. You can first admire the writers in this week’s list of top 10 practitioners of Twitterature via their books, and then online in 140 characters.
RIN TIN TIN: THE LIFE AND THE LEGEND
"Although occasionally excessive in its claims for the ultimate significance of it all, a terrific dog's tale that will make readers sit up and beg for more."
New Yorker staff writer Orlean (My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere, 2004, etc.) follows the long and curious trail of the celebrity dog born on a World War I battlefield. Read full book review >