John F. McDonald

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Books by John F. McDonald

Book Reviews by John F. McDonald

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“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”

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Memory is always a fascinating wellspring for writers, and loss of memory is even more bounteous, particularly in recent years.

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Francine Prose takes the reader right into her story with the very first sentence. Then she goes retro, flitting back and forth between her heroine’s American present and her Albanian past.

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Widow is a collection of 18 short stories, which, if you go by the title and you want to be pedantic, deal with “women who have lost their husbands by death and have not married again.” This litera

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Graphic novel versions of the classics almost always stir up some controversy, particularly when it’s Shakespeare who is being adapted.

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Graphic novel versions of the classics almost always stir up some controversy, particularly when it’s Shakespeare who is being adapted.

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Don DeLillo is a writer of contrasts, and none more so than the contrast between his sprawling, bestselling, summer-long-read Underworld and the lean skeleton-of-a-book, which is The B

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James Patterson’s name appears first and foremost in white lettering on the top of the cover of Worst Case, followed by the title and then, in gray lettering, the name of Michael Ledwidge.