The edition of Siegfried Follies by Richard Alther that this reviewer recently read could use a thorough revision.
We crave radiance in this austere world,light in the spiritual darkness.Learning is the one perfect religion,its path correct, narrow, certain, straight.
A fitting book to read this dystopian and perilous autumn of 2010, The Witch of Hebron has the required elements of Halloween, harvest, and societal collapse.
Imagine a world with no sunlight, where groceries stores, clean running water and electricity exist almost exclusively in your memories.
Annabelle McKay is a student at U.C. Santa Barbara when she meets her future husband, Grant, at a students’ apartment eviction party in Isla Vista.
This is the story of fifteen-year-old Rutka, a Polish girl orphaned by the Holocaust. Virtually all of her tight-knit Jewish family has been murdered.
The Sex Pistols are screaming in the ears of this reviewer’s headset (with the volume on full blast) as he sits in a geodesic dome made by Buckminster Fuller.
It’s impossible to avoid comparisons between The Astronomer, Lawrence Goldstone’s deft historical thriller, and that familiar blockbuster, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
Hamlet’s Gertrude. The Taming of the Shrew’s Katherina.
Bob Dylan’s album John Wesley Harding was released in 1967. Susan Streeter Carpenter’s debut novel, Riders on the Storm, is set in Cleveland in 1968.
Is Anne Tyler feeling her age? Arriving at her late sixties after four decades of writing exquisitely observed novels about the challenges and triumphs of middle class families, Ms.
Imagine 1984 as narrated by Holden Caulfield. Imagine Caliban performing a star turn in a Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
In this innovative novel, the author makes all too clear the impossibility of a divorced father’s leading a normal life while playing professional baseball.
A doff of the hat to the powers-that-be at Dutton for having the courage in this economy, and the faith in Mr.
Burning Lamp, Book Two of the Dreamlight Trilogy, is an Arcane Society novel familiar to many readers of science fiction and fantasy.
On page 66 of this slim novel, a character called Bolaño is quoted as saying: “Tell that stupid Arnold Bennet that all his rules about plot only apply to novels that are copies of other novels.” Pe
Across the “pond” and beyond, A Thousand Cuts, by Londoner Simon Lelic not only emulates the headlines, it dissects them by exploring the views and theories of those observers and amateur
A leading Spanish postmodernist novelist paraphrases, summarizes, and cites James Joyce’s modernist “mistresspiece,” most-loved of all that Irishman’s works.
If you enjoy vain, idle, narcissistic characters similar to those in The Great Gatsby, then pick up Martin Amis’s The Pregnant Widow and put yourself inside the head of Keith Near
". . . examines the intersection of the development of personal identity with cultural identity and even political identity."
In a vastly different narrative than what readers have come to expect from bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund, Adam & Eve takes readers on an epic journey of extraterrestrial and religious p
In his newest novel, Crimes of the Father, Booker Prize-winner Thomas Keneally succeeds in the seemingly impossible task of burrowing deeply into the mindset of a pedophilic Catholic pries