Sunday, May 28, 2006

Today's Inquirer reviews ...

I found James Sallis's Cripple Creek more than a little annoying: Sheriff's glib nihilism is no mystery .
(For a second opinion, here's David Montgomery's take. Notice we both agree that Sallis is a fine writer.)

Desmond Ryan liked Sebastian Junger's A Death in Belmont: The Boston Strangler and Sebastian Junger .

Carlin Romano, back from BookExpo America, put together a list of books worth - for one reason or another - taking note of: A preview just for you readers .

Jen Miller wasn't entirely thrilled by Curtis Sittenfield's The Man of My Dreams: Second novel by 'Prep' author annoys.

But Rita Giordano was completely thrilled by William Haywood Henderson's Augusta Locke: The independent life of Augusta Locke.

Katie Haegele recommends the horse stories in Susan Starr Richards's The Hanging in the Foaling Barn: Young Adult Reader Sensitive stories about horses and the people around them .

Gresham Riley's review of Morris Berman's Dark Ages America for some reason didn't get posted online. As soon as that oversight is corrected, I will post a link to it.

Here are a few other reviews that ran duting the week:

George Stow was unimpressed by Norman Cantor's Alexander: Alexander suffers treatment of another biographer .

Allen Barra liked David Maraniss's Clemente a lot: The fascination with Roberto Clemente rightly continues .

And John Freeman admires David Remnick's Reporting: New Yorker editor's insights on leaders and has-beens .

Finally, though it has nothing to do with books, Ed Sozanski's commentary on the Rocky statue is probably the funniest think in the paper: Art Yo, Diana! Rocky's turn.

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