Tuesday Evening Book Reviews

Martin Chilton on Melvin Burgess’ The Hit: “The book deals with important and interesting issues – what do you do to lift the gloom when three quarters of the world is starving and around you the economy and society is falling apart – but the issues lose their way in the constant violence.” (The Telegraph)

Katie Haegele on Beth Kephart’s Dr Radway’s  Sarsaparilla Resolvent: “The language is what does it. These people feel real, and we have no trouble imagining them living out their dramas just as painfully and joyously as we do ours, 100 or more years before we were born.” (philly.com)

Misha Davenport on Charlaine Harris’ Dead Ever After: “A major problem with the book is Harris’ decision to forgo the first-person narrative in parts. One of the series’ greatest strengths was its heroine’s unique voice, and taking us out of her head — even for a short period — robs the final book of some of its charm.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Sukhdev Sandhu on Simon Goddard’s Ziggyology: “A great deal of research has gone into Ziggyology, but, unlike Goddard’s previous book Mozipedia: The Encylopaedia of Morrissey and the Smiths, it’s not presented in exhaustive, quasi-academic fashion.” (The Guardian)

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