Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Looming Tower

(crossposted at The Blue Herald)

It’s hard to keep up with all the good books out there, especially the rush of great non-fiction. I suspect the authors have been inspired by the unbelievable actions of a ridiculous cast of characters in the White House it would be hard to invent.

One of the new, great books is The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright. But even if you can’t find time to read it, you can still sample some great interviews and reviews on it.

Author Lawrence Wright has a great interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air here. (Another page of NPR interviews and coverage can be found here.)

Lawrence Wright and Steve Coll discussed the book over several days in Slate here.

Wright replied to Washington Post readers’ questions about bin Laden earlier this week for the anniversary of 9/11 here.

And finally, you can read the New York Times reviews from Dexter Filkins here and Michiko Kakutani here.

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