Monday, December 23 2002
Indian fiction, long confined to the coffee tables of Indian expatriates, has now entered mainstream publishing in an understated, but determined manner.
Wednesday, December 11 2002
The collection of faux scholarly reviews at times even references itself.
The most successful amongst them possessed 'Face'.
The Mary of Schoemperlen's imagination is a considerate houseguest, a witty conversationalist, an avid reader, a breaker of diet resolutions, a shrewd shopper, and a congenial companion.
By the time Clinton arrived, Nader was a has-been.
Sometimes life is less interesting than fiction, even that of a star-screwing supermodel.
A Love Supreme was recorded the same way it was composed, and was composed the same way it was conceived: quickly, in the moment's inspiration.
Things that seem 'lighter than air' can carry secretly within them vast potential weights of human suffering and catastrophe.
... it's terribly difficult to fully realize and comprehend the awe that was Garbo.
Hart is a poet of consistent themes, whose work becomes (in this arrangement) structured around a systematic and co-ordinated series of repetitions.
With more than sixty books to her credit, the eagerly anticipated thriller, The Crush is a welcome addition to the Brown canon of classics.
Wednesday, December 4 2002
Gao himself is a firm believer that word embellishments will not substitute for the truth.
There's depth and a taste that can only be attributed to a well-cultured insight refined within the headiest caskets.
It was a whole lot better when it was called Ghost.
...what's an introvert to do in such a hostile environment?"
This is an old and well-worn path.
Wednesday, November 6 2002
A well-written and researched account of the actual going-ons.
Based on themes ranging from the relevant to the ridiculous.
Evidence of America's persistent Anglophilia abounds.
Cartoonish, exaggerated slices of life.