Sunday, March 11, 2007

Today's Inquirer reviews ...

... include:

... my review of John Banville's Benjamin Black thriller: Prize-winner offers his first crime novel.

Carlin Romano on Milan Kundera: Kundera's musings on the novel.

Glenn Altschuler on Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas: Essayist explores act, art of seeing.

Michael McHale takes to the road with Colum McCann: Compelling look at a Gypsy's life .

Allen Barra is much taken with Kurt Anderson's Heyday: Two for the road through America, 1848 .

Martha Woodall thinks Kimg Hurley may be on to something: Business thriller is a promising debut .

Katie Haegele's DigitaLit column looks at another Michael Betcherman email mystery: Follow the adventures of 'Suzanne' via a flurry of e-mails .

During the past week, Karen Heller really liked Vendela Vida's Let the Northern Lights
Erase Your Name: She heads north to a fresh start.

Finally, Sandy Bauers likes the sound of Down Under: The Aussie accent and lingo carry us along down under.


  1. Lovely review of Christine Falls, Frank. I look forward to reading the book when it is out in PB over here, which is soon.
    Enjoy the author event tomorrow. Wish I could be there.

    I also am glad to note your reviewer's positive take on the Vida book -- The Times reviewed it glowingly on Saturday so I'd already resolved to buy that book. Now doubly resolved.

    Glad to see the PI books section up to page count.

  2. Thank you, Maxine. Coming from someone like you, who knows a good deal more about crime fiction than I do and writes really outstanding reviews of it, it means a lot.