Sunday, November 19, 2006

Today's Inquirer reviews ...

Carlin Romano finds there's a lot to Thomas Pynchon's latest: Pynchon weighs in: Jokey, dense, 1,085 pages.

Mark Sarvas finds there a lot also to Scarlett Thomas's The End of Mr. Y: A dizzying novel of ideas, ultimately craving clarity.

Gregory Feeley thinks the world of Robert Fagles's new translation of Virgil: Translation makes this a fine time to revisit Virgil.

I rather enjoyed my encounter with Mike Allen's Strange Wisdoms of the Dead: Strange poetry from the dark regions.

Desmond Ryan prefers the science to the crime in Erik Larson's Thunderstruck: Marconi's science beats sensational murder for sheer suspense.

Sounds as if Thirteen Moons may be better to listen to than to read: 'Cold Mountain' author's newest, told with Southern richness.

John Freeman was much impressed with Galway Kinnell's Strong Is Your Hold: A poet of nature, death, family - and love triumphant.

Ken Kalfus may not have won the National Book Award, but he's an interesting guy. Bruce Beans looks at His edgy perspective on 9/11.

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