Monday, March 29 2010
Writing a novel about writer’s block is a bit like cleaning a revolver when you’re not entirely incapable of suicide. Paul Theroux’s new book, a clumsy attempt at the mystery novel, goes off in his own hand.
Monday, August 3 2009
There's not a saint here, but most of the sinners have saintly moments.
Monday, March 30 2009
A crime novel where the reader is bewildered rather than scheming and conjecturing makes for a lethargic trek.