For some reason there’s been a boatload of books-related coverage at the New York Times, including:

  • Paul Vitello on a long-standing book club in Long Island
  • Dwight Garner celebrating Mary McCarthy‘s birthday
  • And the obligatory annoying review from Janet Maslin that gives away a big fat spoiler that doesn’t even come into play in the book till about, oh, 300 pages in. Gee thanks, Lady Maslin.