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  • Book reviews: Discoveries

    Book reviews: Discoveries
    The Poetry Lesson
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...

    Book review: A writer in search of good material

    Book review: A writer in search of good material
    A Life Like Other People's A Memoir Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $22 In 1966, Alan Bennett was just beginning the career that would endear him to his native England as one of the country's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights....

    Book review: 'The Thousand' by Kevin Guilfoile

    Book review: 'The Thousand' by Kevin Guilfoile
    If you like Scott Turow, Stan Lee, Dan Brown or Michael Crichton, then you are in the target audience for Kevin Guilfoile's novel "The Thousand." Unfortunately, like smoked duck ravioli with wasabi-tomatillo sauce, Guilfoile has fallen under the sway of...

    Paperback Writers: Vintage early Mantel

    Paperback Writers: Vintage early Mantel
    It may seem, thanks to her ManBooker Prize winning novel 'Wolf Hall' (just out in paperback, Picador: 608 pp., $16), that the novelist Hilary Mantel needs no more attention; but in fact the large body of her work — and she's been publishing for more...