“When people ask how I became interested in history, I answer it was through an interest in popular culture and disreputable genres.”
The protagonist’s version of barroom existentialism works as an unofficial précis for the struggle to make it through another day of being human.
The writing in this novel depends on winks and nods. You’re invited to be in on a big joke, assuming it is one.
What if Alfred Hitchcock had sat out behind his Holmby Hills bungalow, smoking clove cigarettes and writing chick-lit novels?
It’s not by accident that some of the greatest coming-of-age stories are concerned with deconstructing social stereotypes.
Ace film blogger Farran Smith Nehme’s first novel grows directly out of her adoration of classic American cinema.
We all have ghosts, the author seems to say. And in a larger sense, Sarah Waters’s ghosts are those of country and culture, her books a catalogue of the social changes shaking England from the Victorian era on.
Taken as a whole, “The Poets’ Wives” is a fascinating, brave novel whose love of poetry breathes through all three sections.
Beneath the humor and the warmth and the charm of this novel, author Eve Harris bears witness to an existence far more complex and troubled than Ultra-Orthodox Jews might like to admit.
When the septuagenarian protagonist of this novel finally gets out of her claustrophobic apartment, everything changes.