Sunday, November 12, 2006

From the natural to the supernational ...

... that 's the range in Today's Inquirer reviews - with a lot else in between:

I conclude my discussion of books about science and religion by taking a closer look at Francis Collins' The Language of God: A scientist's willing leap for morality.

Roger Miller isn't spooked by Deborah Blum's Ghost Hunters: Pursuit, persuasion and mediums in the 1800s.

John Barlow provides a nice overview of Roald Dahl's short fiction: Often the tales are funny, if macabre.

Glenn Altschuler is beguiled by Daniel Stashower's The Beautiful Cigar Girl: When Poe dipped into real-life murder solving.

Katie Haegele find something distinctly disturbing about Cathy's Book: Young Adult Reader Product ad masquerades as interactive adventure in a novel.

David Cohen finds David Schwartz's Role the Bones exhaustive and exhausting: A detailed, but tediously written, roundup on gambling.

Carlin Romano talk to two of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's sons about the great man: Solzhenitsyn sons salute an artist foremost.

Roundup of reviews that ran during the week:

Richard Di Dio liked Paul Johnson's Creators: A quirky, provocative catalog of 'sublime' creators.

Desmond Ryan was impressed with Martin Gilbert's Kristallnacht: 'Kristallnacht': Memories, context tell the fearful tale.

And Sheri Melnick liked Tess Gerritsen's latest a lot: Satanic slayings haunt a Boston detective.

1 comment:

  1. Great write up by Carlin Romano. I think Solzhenitsyn should be discussed and taught more often in our colleges.