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.