The Man is keeping me down in my real world job today so I'll have to keep it short, but Slate is stepping up big time for literature with a couple of cool features this week:
- First, they are serializing a young adult novel called My Darklyng, by Laura Moser and Lauren Mechling. It's about vampires, naturally. Personally, I prefer the original mustachioed Count, but the kids all seem to like teenage emo bloodsuckers these days so it may be up your alley.
- And Slate is also running excerpts from Christopher Hitchens' new book, Hitch-22. Sadly it's a memoir, not a cranky aetheist's analysis of the Will Smith movie, but if you're a fan of this Hitch you should probably check it out.