Thursday, May 24 2012
With two TV shows returning Arthur Conan Doyle's creation to our screens, Sherlock Holmes has never seemed more influential. But for the good of detective fiction, it might be time to look elsewhere for our unorthodox investigators...
Wednesday, August 17 2011
In life and death, in any examination of the past, there is regret; for loss, for suffering, for pain and failure. Here, Harry Dresden comes to terms with why he is who and what he is.
Monday, July 4 2011
Missed opportunities lurk around every corner of this messy production.
Wednesday, April 20 2011
Monday, January 17 2011
Monday, November 15 2010
A tough 17-year-old dropout searches for her missing father in the poverty- and meth-scared hills of the Missouri Ozarks.
Monday, July 26 2010
Andrea Molaioli displays the confidence of a veteran filmmaker and lets the story play out without resorting to overly clever techniques.
Monday, July 19 2010
Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.
Monday, June 7 2010
Earnest conversations, long passages of description, thoughtful interludes contemplating this or that relationship quirk -- a complex portrait, subtle to the point of tedium.
Sunday, May 23 2010
George Mann's book is a smattering of Sherlock Holmes, Neuromancer, and H.G. Wells all rolled into one enormously fun Steampunk novel.