Tuesday, June 11 2013
Kate Atkinson’s emphasis here lay not with romantic love but with war, and she uses this book as an opportunity to stay, if only in imagination, some of the hands that killed millions.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
If Kate Atkinson has one point she hammers home, book after book, it’s the meaningless horror of murder and the loss endured by those left behind.
Sunday, October 12 2008
Toss in mysterious fires and a train crash, and the Atkinsonian plot machine—a wonderful thing--is off and running.
Wednesday, December 6 2006
Yes, Virginia, there is another mystery writer in Scotland besides Ian Rankin.
Sunday, April 24 2005
If any of these scenarios intrigue you, Atkinson has already done the easiest part of her job.