Books Nathanael West Books by Nathanael West Nathanael West has written books about: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Nathanael West Three Books... 3 Biting Books For Those Bitter On Valentine's Day February 13, 2012 For some people, Feb. 14 is not all hearts and candy. Without a sweetheart, the holiday can be dreary. For those not in love this year, author Alex Gilvarry prescribes three books that will cure the worst of those Valentine's Day blues. 3 Biting Books For Those Bitter On Valentine's Day Listen · 4:00 4:00 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145921582/146827578" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript A poster for the 1933 film King Kong shows the famous monster ape holding helpless Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) atop the Empire State Building. Buyenlarge/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Buyenlarge/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images Three Books... Three Grisly Tales Of Love And Death In Tinseltown October 21, 2010 Hollywood has always been a place where the glamorous and the grotesque go hand in paw. Paula Uruburu recommends books that strip away the sentiment to focus on the darker side of Hollywood's mass-produced fantasies.