A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

not merely superfluous, but ridiculous

The Big Sleep: Review

After re-reading the first of Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novels, I was struck by just how wonderfully conceived and economically presented this book and its central character are.

25 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Review

Sense and sensibility strive to control the course of English magic in this incredibly fun fusion of historical fiction and fantasy.

20 February 2017 · Leave a comment

The News: A User’s Manual – Review

Alain de Botton’s examination of the way we consume and cover the news is closer to a manifesto than a manual.

10 October 2016 · Leave a comment

The Handmaid’s Tale – Review

This dystopian novel from over 30 years ago feels frighteningly relevant to our current political situation.

3 October 2016 · Leave a comment

A Room With a View — Review

This E.M. Forster book is beautifully written, and encapsulates much that is wonderful about the English novel, but I ended feeling more like Mr. Beebe than anyone else.

28 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Joyland — Review

Stephen King tries on the crime novel, and finds that it fits pretty well.

24 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Telegraph Avenue — Review

Don’t trust my opinion of Michael Chabon books, because I love them all. But I loved this Michael Chabon book.

18 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Some Disorganized Thoughts on Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon’s novel Telegraph Avenue loves vinyl, and it seems to love the novel. But does it love them in the same way? I haven’t finished it yet, so these are just my impressions so far.

15 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Doomsday Book — Review

Connie Willis’s time-travel novel is good, but not quite at the same high level as its sequel.

23 August 2016 · Leave a comment

The Friends of Eddie Coyle — Review

Possibly the Platonic ideal of a crime novel.

16 August 2016 · Leave a comment
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