Sunday, December 19, 2010

Today's Inquirer reviews ...

... 10 notable books reviewed here this year.

... Survival of the lucky in Rome.

... 'Hypothermia": Icelandic thriller dwells in past's hold on present.

And in case you missed these:

... Nora, over and over.

... October the Day.


  1. Anonymous12:11 PM

    The review of Hypothermia is a long one and not bad, but it is more of a summary of the book rather than "getting" it, I think. My review of the same book is here:

    Also his quibble about the translation seems unfair - it is an English English translation. We often have to read American English translations (eg Soho Crime books)- it's just par for the course these days, publishers don't usually pay for two Eng Lan translations but tend to use whichever region translated first. Indridason's long-term translator, Bernard Scudder, died mid-way through the previous novel, which Victoria Cribb picked up and finished. She has done Hypothermia solo and has done a good job I think.

  2. Well, if anyone is qualified to raise objections to the review of a crime novel, it's you, Maxine. Will post your review immediately.