Here you’ll find an intriguing mix of fiction, memoir, and graphic nonfiction. One of the novels is by an internationally acclaimed Irish author. Another is by “the other Elizabeth Taylor,” a British author whose writing career unfortunately began just as the American Elizabeth Taylor came to fame in Hollywood. Her novels are considered to be a well-kept secret.
Thomas Tryon's "The Other" unnerved me the first time I read it when I was 16. It still creeps me out.
Book box subscription services are many, but they’re not my preference. So here are my three choices for getting a monthly book delivery.
Something I love to do during the summertime is catch up on classics. The desire is connected to the memory of the required summer reading lists I used to get for school when I was a young reader. Here's what I've "assigned" to myself this summer.
I discovered these six books via review publications. I think they offer the promise of good reading and thought I'd share what I've learned. Brief descriptions and links to more information included. Ficion and non-fiction.
Brian Moore's novel "The Mangan Inheritance" was published this year by the New York Review Books Classics Series. Set in New York City, Montreal and Drishane, Ireland, it's a good one, with rich characterization and a stunning conclusion.
This historical novel about President Lincoln's assassination was published 50 years ago and is newly reissued by the New York Review of Books Classics. It's a great rip of a read that, unlike more contemporary historical novels, sticks close to actual events and people.
Jean-Patrick Manchette's 1977 novel "Fatale" arrived in the mail. Here's why (you can do this, too) plus a brief summary of what the murderous vixen is up to.
Robert Burton's 17th Century exploration of melancholy is a best seller for The New York Review of Books Classics. But why?