Smatterings, 5th of July Edition
John Sutherland discovers Lee Child and Jack Reacher. The results are quite interesting.
The #1 Ladies Detective Agency movie is a go, with Jill Scott to star as Precious Ramotswe and Anika Noni Rose as Mma Makutsi.
The movie version of JAR CITY gets a stellar review from Variety.
I have read Rachel Donadio’s upcoming NYTBR back page essay on critical reactions to THE SATANIC VERSES three times and I still do not understand what the point is. That people were critical of the book back in 1989? That there is some tenuous significance tied in with his knighthood? It feels like a collated blog post without the links and the narrative thread.
A never-before-published Lew Archer excerpt? Awesome.
Summer reading selections courtesy the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The LA Weekly meets Natsuo Kirino, Japan’s so-called Queen of Crime and just a damn good writer however she’s classified.
The Village Voice’s Carol Cooper explores the dark territory of Jean-Claude Izzo’s Marseilles trilogy.
Nancy Pickard has joined the blogosphere.