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).


Anonymous said...

Get a move on! And where did you get Gifted from? I couldn't find it at Landmark.

Unknown said...

It was sent to me for review -- but I caught sight of at at Danai (Khar) the other day.