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“. . . outstanding on every level . . . heaven sent.”
The Hanging Garden, Patrick White’s posthumous novel, is absolutely luminous, its publication a gift.
“. . . a deeper issue lingers, making one question where the exact dichotomy between ‘good and evil’ begins and ends.”
“. . . it is the language—the singing, ringing language—that makes Firefly a master work.”
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“. . . a writer to be admired and enjoyed. . . . But those searching for a compelling plotline played out by psychologically complex characters best look elsewhere.”
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“. . . an engaging, rewarding, and sometimes lyrical search for a lost time.”
Stieg Larsson may have believed Sweden was infected with sinister conspiracies, but Nikanor Teratologen fears the evildoers probably live openly right next door.
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“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.
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“At barely more than 100 small (four and a half by seven inch) pages in Andrew Bromfield’s excellent English translation The Hall of the Singing Caryatids succeeds both as a novell