Martin Cruz Smith

Six Novels of Clues to the Soul of Mother Russia By TIMOTHY L. O’BRIEN Published: August 5, 2007 A reading of Martin Cruz Smith’s Renko novels set in Russia offers an incisive encapsulation of Soviet and post-Soviet travails over the last few decades. Dig Up the Garrote and the Moscow Rule Book: Guess Who’s Back […]

Richard Price in Interview

Author of Clockers, Color of Money & Sea of Love in Interview. A Kaleidoscopic Perspective on a Murder, and Dreams Lost and Found By MICHIKO KAKUTANI Published: March 4, 2008 In his latest novel, “Lush Life,” Richard Price puts his myriad gifts together to create his most powerful and galvanic work yet.

Duma Key | Author: Stephen King 2008

Darkness in the Land of Steady Sunshine By JANET MASLIN Published: January 21, 2008 Stephen King’s use of horror is not what it used to be. It may still be the impetus for his stories, but it is no longer the foremost reason they’re interesting.

Horror on the Page

Doesn’t Scare Easily Reviews by TERRENCE RAFFERTY Published: January 27, 2008 Joe Hill has clearly given a fair amount of hard thought to the problematics of horror. Also: reviews of new horror from Laird Barron, Clive Barker and John Shirley.

NYC Book Recycling

Their House to Yours, via the Trash By SUSAN DOMINUS Published: January 18, 2008 A group of book-scavenging homeless men are regulars at the Strand, helping the city’s best-known used-book store keep its shelves stocked.

Woody Talks

Woody Talks Review by DAVID KAMP Published: November 18, 2007 Eric Lax’s new book of interviews with Woody Allen, along with recent collections of Allen’s fiction and prose, helps burnish the director’s legacy.