You can buy them. You can borrow them. You can download them. But are all those books out there really worth your while? Herewith some brief assessments.
Friday, August 17, 2007
To Be Posted Soon, Or Whenever The Reviews Are Published, Whichever Comes First
Nikita Lalwani's Gifted (deft, charming evocation of a precocious adolescent's coming of age in Cardiff and Oxford, with echoes of David Mitchell's Black Swan Green); Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union (crime noir meets the alternative history saga of a Jewish homeland in Alaska, which is pulled off with brio); and Roma Tearne's Mosquito (written with a painterly eye for the backwaters of Sri Lanka, but with inconsistent plot and characterisation, alas).
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Get a move on! And where did you get Gifted from? I couldn't find it at Landmark.
It was sent to me for review -- but I caught sight of at at Danai (Khar) the other day.
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