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December 1, 2013

Shorties (Adapting Murakami to Film, 1989's Top 100 Albums, and more)

Kazuki Omori talks to the Asahi Shimbun about his film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's debut novel Hear the Wind Sing.

"You cannot just let actors recite lines from Murakami's novels, because no Japanese person actually talks like his characters do," Omori recalled.

Slicing Up Eyeballs lists the top 100 albums of 1989.

25 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Kansas City Star's, Financial Times' and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's books of the year; The Independent's best fiction in translation; The Telegraph's best food books; and much more.

The Observer profiles the stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall.

The Pixies have parted ways with bassist Kim Shattuck.

Biographile recommends biographies and memoirs of legendary cartoonists.

R.I.P., music blog aggregator.

The Observer profiles the band London Grammar.

Pat Conroy talks to the Dallas Morning News about his new memoir The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.

Noisey lists 23 musical things Rolling Stone readers have never heard of.

The Guardian lists the top 10 sports books of all time.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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