On the page, Patricia Highsmith could inspire a law-abiding citizen to
become a willing accomplice to murder, at least within the realm of the
Louis Begley is perhaps currently best known as the author of About
Schmidt, the novel from which the recent acclaimed film starring
Jack Nicholson was adapted.
Kingdom of Shadows, the sixth of Alan Furst's novels of historical espionage fiction, was hard for me to put down--and when I did, I couldn't wait to pick it up again.
As Stevie Smith once wrote, while impersonating God, "I will forgive you
everything,/But what you have done to my Dogs/I will not forgive." About
Dan Rhodes's novel Timoleon Vieta Come Home<
John Coetzee's new book reads like a suicide note.
With each last reverberation from the world of 1960s and '70s
radicalism--the recent parole of Kathy Boudin, for example, a member of
the Weather Underground who served twenty-two years in pris
The hero of The Namesake is an American of Bengali parentage
named Gogol Ganguli.
"There were two worlds." So begins Dylan Ebdus, the boy hero who grows
up in the pages of The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem's
rich, dizzying new novel of Brooklyn, adolescence, c
Monica Ali was recently named one of Granta's Best of Young
British Novelists--an A-list of red-hot literary youth writing some of
the most promising books on the contemporary scene.
In his 1997 song "Highlands," Bob Dylan reports a conversation between
himself and a waitress. "She says, You don't read women authors, do