An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

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… Read More

The Passage by Justin Cronin

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,… Read More

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

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… Read More

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

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… Read More