Weekend Update with Snow and Ice
NYTBR: Marilyn Stasio reviews new crime offerings from Charlie Huston, Andrew Martin, Jack Fredrickson and Michael McGarrity; the Wednesday night book talk at the Tribeca B&N’ is immortalized, more or less, in podcast format; and wow, this piece on websites and book trailers is positively 2005.
WaPo Book World: Balakian winner Ron Charles expresses his admiration for Jayne Anne Phillips’ LARK AND TERMITE; Jeff Vandermeer has his say on the new Victorian horror offering from Jonathan Barnes; and Joseph Kennedy’s Hollywood days get their due in a new book by Cari Beauchamp.
LA Times: Joe Mathews on California’s current state of crisis; Richard Rayner gets carried along by the pace of THE ASSOCIATE; Ed Park re-examines Joan Aiken’s THE SERIAL GARDEN; and a new book re-evaluates Mary Austin and her contributions to the American West.
G&M: Susan Catto looks at Jane Austen’s literary contemporaries; Nigel Beale ponders the relationship between music and prose; and Paul Quarrington highlights a Thomas McGuane novel as a buried treasure to read.
Guardian Review: Emma Brockes meets Dennis Lehane at his current home in St. Petersburg, FL; the first three chapters of John Mortimer’s final, unfinished RUMPOLE novel; and Nicholas Blincoe finds current resonance in Matt Rees’ Palestinian-set mystery novels, even if the tone of his review is weirdly off-base – I mean, “casual racism”? WTF??
The Times: Douglas Kennedy rings positive about THE GIVEN DAY; Peter Kemp does the same for Yiyun Li’s debut novel; I must get my hand on Chloe Hooper’s true crime account of a wrongful death; and Lynne Truss approves of a tome showing you how NOT to write a novel.
Tom & Enid Schantz review new offerings from Louise Penny, Joe Gores and C.J. Sansom in the Denver Post.
Rege Behe talks with Charlie Huston about the “happy accident” that is his new novel, THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH.
Nancy Pickard’s THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS is the 2009 “Kansas Reads” choice by the Kansas Center of the Book.
Crain’s on the early adopters to e-book readers like Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader.
Finally, words fail me.