The Black Warrier Review has a review of Daniel Mendelsohn’s How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken, a collection of criticism that looks very enticing.
Lisa Hill at ANZ LitLovers LitBlog is covering the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Bookslut has Micah McCrary’s article “On the Romance and Appeal of the Used Book.”
Kimbofo at Reading Matters also links to prize longlists (Miles Franklin, Orange, and, best, the Independent Foreign Fiction). She also has a great review of Lionel Shriver’s So Much For That.
“Moore’s 2009 novel, A Gate at the Stairs, shows the most precipitous decline into banality and unearned emotion yet. It may be the worst novel by a “name” author I’ve ever read…” Ouch. But I tend to agree.