Sarah and her rat are back in the book pile with a Steinbeck review.
This was written months ago, but I found it interesting: “Why books are the length they are.”
Washington Monthly has an excellent piece on David Foster Wallace.
“The Joy of Unread Books” (The Millions)
The Atlantic’s Fiction 2010 – “Stories, poems, and essays by Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux, Richard Bausch, T. C. Boyle, and more.”
David Plotz (Slate) and Ron Charles (The Washington Post) both review Phillip Pullman’s new The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. I have not read Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy yet, so the new one will wait. But it brings to mind two other recent novels addressing Jesus. One I read and loved: Jim Crace’s Quarantine. The other, Christopher Moore’s Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, I have not read, but may look into as an alternative to this, apparently, less than satisfying effort by Pullman.