John Esposito chats with John Updike about Terrorist: Updike imagines a killer who may be victim himself.
Paula Marantz Cohen nicely dissects Elizabeth Buchan's Wives Behaving Badly: Twist on the domestic-revenge plot.
I found Carlo Lucarelli's Carte Blanche a little unsettling: Character study disguised as cop story.
Glenn Altschuler enjoyed a chronicle of Yul and other Brynners: Getting to know them: A Brynner family tree .
Katie Haegele is impressed with Joyce Carl Oates's novel for young adults: Young Adult Reader Oates' newest challenges with violent death, painful rebirth .
During the past week, John Freeman reviewed Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow: A teen tells her story of life in a Muslim Paris suburb.
Also, Ned Warwick took a long hard look at Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise: Novel of WWII France cut short by writer's death in Auschwitz