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January 15, 2010 | By Julia Keller
It is a world of bleak twilights and tortured souls. A world of cold dawns and dour sleuths. A world of frozen lakes and repressed detectives. A world of winters and losers. Yet as grim, glum and downright depressing as a Scandinavian setting for a mystery novel can be, something remarkable is afoot: Such novels continue to be fabulously popular in the United States and internationally. In the next few months, major new whodunits set in places such as Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland will be released, including "The Man From Beijing" (Knopf)
May 5, 2002
*--* Southern California Rating FICTION *--* *--* 1 THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY by Michael Chabon (Picador: $15) Cousins in the comics biz 2 EMPIRE FALLS by Richard Russo (Vintage: $14.95) A warmhearted novel about working-class lives in Maine 3 FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury (Ballantine: $6.99) An alternate future when government makes books the enemy 4 BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWNUPS by Anne Tyler (Ballantine: $14.95) A mom gets another chance at love 5 DEATH IN HOLY ORDERS by P.D.
August 28, 1994
Once again you puzzle your readers of average, normal nature, your readers most numerous, with the absurd (language) reflected in Wayne Koestenbaum's "review" of that literary treasure, "Gay New York" by George Chauncey (Aug. 7). Was it not only two weeks ago a featured review in your Book Review Section took your avid reader through the wonders of two books introducing us to the world of black male homosexuality? I think it was only two weeks ago. It seems like yesterday! You can't imagine how few of us need to be reminded of the "continuing centrality of gender inversion to gay culture; the flaming fairy, though he seems a mere stereotype to be discarded or 'transcended,' is actually a resonant provocateur, ignored at our peril."
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