Reviews

Mrs. Osmond by John Banville

Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady, an early work, was published in book form in 1881 after…

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

This is the third of my readings from the 2017 Man Booker longlist, including the winner, Lincoln…

Strangler Bob by Denis Johnson

‘Strangler Bob’, in the Oct 23rd New Yorker is as perfect and satisfying a short story, a…

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The impact of Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker, depends on the fulcrum of…

The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton

I had a chance to meet and talk to Emily Culliton this past summer during a busy…

Marty McFly

Today is the day. Sure, it’s a bit hollow to attach significance to a random day from…