Sunday, July 12, 2009
Undone © 2009 by Karen Slaughter [Delecorte Press/Random House] When reading a requested review copy, I keep a notepad handy. For "Undone" the pad stayed empty as I stayed too involved in the story for notetaking. Although not my usual genre choice, "Undone" kept me mesmerized from Prologue to Epilogue. I will be looking for more by this author.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Out of a mere handful of facts known about the life of a lyric poet so famous in her lifetime (or shortly after it) that she was known as the 10th Muse and from the bare thousand or so lines left to us out of nine volumes of collected works, Peggy Ullman Bell has distilled an appropriately lyrical novel of the life of the woman known as The Poetess (as Homer was known simply as The Poet). more