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Tana French


Tuesday, September 9 2014

The Darkness of Teenage Girls in Tana French's 'The Secret Place'

Perhaps because of her acting background, French has a knack for creating layered, multi-dimensional characters and distinctive voices.

Monday, September 10 2012

Tana French's 'Broken Harbor' Suffers from Bad Dialogue -- You Read That Right

Like The Likeness, Broken Harbor has as its best feature a startling twist and resolution. At its worst, well, read on...

Monday, June 20 2011

'Faithful Place': The Comforts and Terrors of Life at Home in Dublin

What seems a story with few possible variations naturally unfolds into many. Without feeling padded, this tale works on its merits of listening to how people talk and watching, as would a detective, how they act.

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