Monday, January 24 2011
Tucked into this wide-ranging list of comics collections, retro-inspired literature and cross-overs, are glimmers of something sweet, something to temper the usual Literary Drearies we all love and appreciate. And that’s just the way it should be.
Thursday, September 27 2012
The intimacy of sex collides with the distance of autonomy.
Sunday, August 26 2012
"You don't put a bullet in your heart unless there's something seriously the matter." This acerbic tone sharpens the book in typically Irish fashion, as backbiting shoves into indirection and caroms off of bluntness.
Monday, April 5 2010
This Irish novelist and critic is, without question, one of the great living masters of English-language prose.
Thursday, September 1 2005
These were the moments I truly cared about Max and his experiences by the sea. I identified with him, with his longings, and his fearless divulgence of his most private secrets and thoughts.