... Vikram Johri thinks Paul Theroux is on to something about India - and Vikram should know: More than it seems.
... Patrick Kurp isn't exactly charmed by John Cowper Powys: His one subject: 'I am I'. (Ed Pettit sends along a link to a conversation with A.N. Wilson - a Powys admirer - about Powys on the BBC's Open Book.)
... Suzanne Blair likes Laurie Kutchins's latest collection: Her riskier poems are still rooted in nature.
... Sandy Bauers didn't enjoy listening to a Tiresomely cute attempt to make science fun, interesting.
During the past week:
... Carlin Romano considered Alice Sebold's new novel: A second fictional trip into murder.
... Jen Miller got an inside look at the Chelsea Hotel: A building with a story worth telling.
... Elizabeth Fox loved some stories by a neglected Sicilian author: Portraits of Sicilian women's despair, loss.
... and Kelly Jane Torrance took a look at Nobelist Doris Lessing's latest: In the beginning - were women.