First, here’s the link back to J. Kaye’s meme. Second, I’m obsessed with the J. Crew Catalog. And what does that have to do with books? I’m so glad you asked! About my obsession… It started a few months ago. Not with the first family’s fashion sense, but when Domino Magazine (moment of silence) featured the home of J. Crew’s creative director. There was something … Continue reading It’s Monday! What am I reading? The J. Crew Catalog!
Let’s start with Michael Chabon. Being a fan of all things Sherlock Holmes, I read “The Final Solution” when it was first released. It’s a slim novella that, in my opinion, tread too much water. You move from beginning to end at a satisfactory pace with no major plot disappointment or style road bumps to slow you down. But, it was average. Middle of the … Continue reading The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon (Redux)
Lately there has been a renewed interest in genre fiction. Whether it’s Stephen King’s lurid covers on retro paperbacks in the grocery aisle, Michael Chabon’s serialized adventure story in the New York Times Magazine, or Arturo Pèrez Reverte’s Captain Alatriste swordsman-for-hire series, – the pulp novel is suddenly being taken seriously. And I’m glad. Books written & read for entertainment and good writing aren’t mutually … Continue reading Vive le Genre!