"After having enjoyed the thoroughly engaging "This Tender Land", this one was a big disappointment. Perhaps my expectations had been set too high by the former book. This one comes across as trite, formulaic and verging on preachy. There..."
"Even though the book runs to only 331 pages, it is epic in scope and I found it impossible to read it quickly. There is a pace to the novel which cannot be ignored or speeded up. Roth succinctly states the pulse of that society when he writes: &qu..."
Random House, Inc.These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate...