Posts Tagged ‘2010 Book’

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Posted: 3rd February 2011 by Mister Critic in Books
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Reviewed by Mister Critic If Mister Critic had to live by one simple rule which he had divined from one of the best Steve Martin songs, Grandmother’s Song, that rule would be: “be obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant.” But if he had to live by two rules found with in that song then he would also […]

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Posted: 14th December 2010 by Mister Critic in Books
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Reviewed by Mister Critic I am so tired of vampires.  They are everywhere now.  I get it. They’re young and hip and and stay out all night and drink blood. Good for you.  So many rules: no sunlight, no crosses, no holy water, no garlic, no stakes to the heart.  No thank you. And don’t get […]

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Posted: 16th November 2010 by Mister Critic in Books
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Reviewed by Mister Critic I predict, that “in the not-so-distant future, next Sunday A.D.,” you’ll have the following encounter with your children or your children’s children. Their inquiring minds will want to know, “What was a newspaper?” And you’ll struggle to remember, thinking back to the last time you had read a newspaper. Actually now that you think about it, […]

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

Posted: 17th June 2010 by Mister Critic in Books
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Reviewed by Mister Critic Is love a finite commodity? This was a question raised in Brady Udall’s latest book, The Lonely Polygamist. The question struck me as I was reading the novel, and I wrote it down to discuss it here. Then my wife found the note, and I think I freaked her out. See, honey? […]