Electric Literature takes up A.M. Homes’ titular claim in the most literal sense possible on their blog today. Comedian Tom Shillue presents Can A Book Save Your Life?, in which the year’s heftiest novels, plus a Kindle e-reader, are shot with a handgun. Turns out none of the books will save your life, but the Kindle will put you out of your misery the fastest. The muse shudders in recognition. McSweeney’s runs the numbers for a Kevlar issue.