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Recent Chicago-related book news from around the web:

• The Boston Globe reviews The Guardians by Ana Castillo, which I reviewed here last month.

Hey, did you know Philip Roth attended the University of Chicago? That makes him fair game for the GB Book Club. Let the stories begin:

• Read reviews of his latest book, Exit Ghost, at the Independent, the New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

• The Chronicle also has an interview with Roth, which includes this snippet:

Roth realizes that as he ages, he is one of the relative few who have this kind of time for reading. "The revolution that began with the movie screen, and the TV screen, which led to the decline of the literary culture, has just been accelerated by the new technological revolution," he says. "People are just not interested in reading a book two or three hours a night."

• You're still reading "Mr. Wonderful" by Daniel Clowes in the New York Times, right? Chapter four is now available for downloading.

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