“As wise as serpents, as harmless as doves.” Iris Murdoch’s The Bell is her fourth of twenty-six published novels. It was released in 1958 but takes place in England in the late forties. This is my second Murdoch novel and I found it flows and is much more vivid in detail than her first book, […]
The Orange Prize for Fiction is for a woman author who produces the best full-length novel in English published for the first time in the UK. It is also judged exclusively by women.
Before I knew Gilmour as a writer I knew him for his television commentary and criticism on CBC’s The Journal and his talk show Gilmour on the Arts. He has a familiar and calming voice with a warm and humorous personality attached.
My Review We are soldiers. Soldiers die. Even the most careful, even the bravest, the best. We die. This is Alan Kaufman’s first novel. His previous publications include a memoir (Jew Boy), a poetry book and a few anthologies. Kaufman admits to being a “binational, Israeli and American.” As an Israeli he did time in […]
The Iris family lives in Johannesburg, Africa. Where you can “fall asleep with the faint roar of a lion or the laugh of a hyena coming across the lake.” Their story takes place in the Spring of 1966 and is described through the eyes of the youngest member, twelve-year-old This review was published on 6/14/2006 […]