Alan Cheuse Quotes.
Sad to think that we won’t have any new stories from John Updike, one of the last century’s masters. But so many here in the two volumes of his collected stories, 186 by my count, stories to read, reread, savor over the course of a cold season. Updike’s genius in the short form spills out of these many, many pages.
In ‘Shadow Tag,’ Erdrich creates scenes from a fictional marriage, that of two American Indians, Irene and her painter husband Gil, that suggest some of the worst psychological torments and stresses of real life.
Habit is the best thing for you if youвЂ™re trying to write prose.
This is much more than your typical thriller. Tim Johnston has written a book that makes Gone Girl seem gimmicky . . . Johnston is an excellent writer. You want to set this one down so you can take a breath, and keep reading–all at the same time.
Reading is as much a part of life as any part, and it’s life itself. And it allows us to live other lives that we might not have lived if we hadn’t picked up those books.
Former Dublin newsman Paul Lynch made his debut as a novelist a few years ago with a book called ‘Red Sky in Morning,’ set in mid-19th century County Donegal, where a rage-driven farmer has committed a murder with devastating results.
The dedication of Don Winslow’s novel ‘The Cartel’ is nearly two pages long: a list of journalists who were either murdered or ‘disappeared’ in Mexico between 2004 and 2012 – the period covered in this hugely hypnotic new thriller.