Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Daniel Mendelsohn's The Lost

reviewed by Gideon Lewis-Kraus at the Nation. I can't wait to read this one, not sure when that will happen though I hope soon--meanwhile it's tantalizing to see the reviews... (Thanks to the Elegant Variation for the link.)


  1. FWIW I am in the #1 spot in the queue at my local library for this (also new Ian Buruma, Murder in Amsterdam; new M. Atwood ss collection and The Translator by Leila Aboulela. Also waiting for other books to pop up on my screen any moment: Eavesdropping by Stephen Kuusisto--he wrote a *wonderful* book some years back called Planet of the Blind, and the new William Boyd which I hear is a dandy.

    I'm a little obsessive about getting books quickly because I had to wait 4+ months for Omnivore's Dilemma. Aaargggh. But it was SO wonderful. And the library here is not very good to begin with and orders multiple copies of cr*p. When one leaves the larger cities for a diff kind of life, one of the more significant prices to pay is difficulty getting good books at library. But I'll never in the years left read everything I want. ruby

  2. Don't you wish they would ask the most avid readers to help choose what books they should buy in what quantities?!? Though of course I am always delighted to spot a copy of a brand-new novel by a particularly favorite trashy writer...