Sunday, January 28, 2007

Among today's Inquirer reviews ...

... the big one is Mark Yost's review of Max Boot's War Made New: Trends in warfare, and why they matter.

In other reviews:

... John Timpane finds Karl Kirchwey's latest collection of poems thrilling: Finding a world of happiness in the heart of home.

... I find Martin Amis's House of Meetings problematic: Amis' imagining of gulag suffering.

... and John Freeman finds Jonathan Raban's Surveillance disturbing: Unsettling look at price that fear exacts from society on high alert.

Also, Jen Miller ponders the plight of those discussed in Fame Junkies: Fame as a drug, by an author who says we're all addicts.

During the past week:

John Freeman joined Paul Auster in his Travels in the Scriptorium: The reader seeks answers for a man who has none.

I took a look at a one-time best-seller about my native city: 1957 portrait of a society Philadelphian.

And Sarah Weinman got a kick out of David Hiltbrand's latest: Caustic P.I. is back in another Hollywood whodunit.

Those of you who see these reviews only online are probably unaware that The Inquirer spreads its book reviews out. The main book page on Sunday is in Currents, which also frequently runs a review off the section front (as with Mark Yost's review today).
There are also reviews in the Arts & Entertainment section (today devoted to a spring review that has yet to appear online - though Jen Miller's review got through).
And during the week - usually on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - we also run reviews. All are gathered here on Sunday.

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