Thursday, January 21 2010
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
Friday, April 16 2010
Suburban discontent in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, John Updike's Couples and Richard Ford's Independence Day. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the actual shopping centers, schools, etc.
Thursday, April 2 2009
This is fiction that follows its characters to the grave with a sad and all-too-knowing cigarette-roughened chuckle.