Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tobias Wolff, “This Boy’s Life”

“Knowing that everything comes to an end is a gift of experience, a consolation gift for knowing that we ourselves are coming to an end. Before we get it we live in a continuous present, and imagine the future as … Continue reading

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Elly Griffiths, “The Janus Stone”

It’s always a little worrisome to read the second book in a series when you’ve really been impressed by the first one. I loved The Crossing Places: it has a terrific setting and characters in addition to being well written … Continue reading

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Craig Johnson, “Hell is Empty”

So – why shouldn’t a mystery writer be allowed to break out of the mold a little bit? Or, wait, let’s put this another way: must a mystery writer’s production always have an eye to the market? Well, we live in … Continue reading

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