Wednesday, May 29 2002
Quality fiction filtered through the keenly discerning eyes of diverse writers.
is more palpably the heir of some less-celebrated masters: Richie Havens, Dobie Gray, Ronnie Dyson, Carl Anderson.
Maggie Gee's eighth novel continues her fictional analysis of the social problems of contemporary England, and does so with the deftness and sureness of touch that readers already familiar with her work have come to expect.
A good effort for a first novel, and one that shows promise for Manning's future endeavors.
Empowerment is quite the prevalent theme in this book.
Mr. Bradbury can conjure up, in just a few deceptively throwaway sentences, more meaning and insight than most other authors could provide in many, many pages.
Akashic gives us 'The Eye of Cybele', a novel set as far away in space and time from his last as it is possible to be.
Sterry, a chicken no longer, brave enough to tell his tale, hoping it will do others some good.
Ford just may be the least catty writer in history. 'Other people's successes do not diminish you, your failures don't help others.'"
'Are we, as intellectuals, really all that qualified to lead society?' she remarks, then later states succinctly, 'The public is us.'"
Tuesday, May 28 2002