Sunday, February 24, 2008

Today's Inquirer reviews ...

... Diane McKinney-Whetstone likes James McBride's latest: Haunting story of slavery.

... Carlin Romano objects to messing around with Will: Shakespeare with 'No Fear,' no flavor.

... I am impressed with Mary Beard's The Roman Triumph: A tradition not so well understood after all.

... Ed Pettit looks into metempsychosis: 19th-century tale of reincarnation had Poe's praise.

... and Rita Giordano is much taken with a new memoir: 'How could you . . . not be gay?'


  1. Fascinating review of Mary Beard's book, Frank. I met Mary at a "blogger's brunch" earlier this year, and have been following her blog (at the TLS) since then -- she's very funny as well as erudite.

  2. Thank you, Maxine. I actually felt vastly under-qualified to review it, but what the hell, I read it and liked it, so why not?