Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sad News From USA Today

  • Norman Mailer had hoped to write at least one more novel but, in a January 2007 interview at his home in Provincetown, Mass., he added, "at my age, you don't mkae promises," about finishing a novel. "You don't know when the ball will roll off the table (Minzesheimer)." For Mailer, the ball rolled off the table Saturday November 10, 2007 when he died of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

  • Ira Levin died Monday, November 12, 2007. Levin's career spanned many decades and his writing ranged from television to Broadway to novels. His most famous works included the occult-horror classic Rosemary's Baby, the Nazi thriller The Boys from Brazil and the ├╝ber creepy The Stepford Wives. "Levin's page-turning bookds were once compared by Newsweek wrtier Peter S. Frescott to a bag of popcorn: 'Utterly without nutritive value and probably fattening, yet there's no way to stop once you've started (Associated Press).'"


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