Critical Notes

Roundup: Nicholas Dawidoff, Robert Harris, Joe Sacco, Bob Shacochis and more

By Eric Liebetrau

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“Why a book about a football team is a modern-day classic about organizational management.” NBCC board member Mark Athitakis on Nicholas Dawidoff's Collision Low Crossers.

In her review of The Devil I Know, Katherine A. Powers decides that Irish writer Claire Kilroy echoes the great Myles na Gopaleen. Powers also reviews Robert Harris' An Officer and a Spy.

New NBCC board member Joanna Scutts reviews Joe Sacco's panorama The Great War and recent controversies in World War I history, for Open Letters Monthly.

In the New York Times, NBCC board president Laurie Muchnick reviews Mary Miller's Last Days of California.

“William S Burroughs: ‘The godfather of punk’ remembered”: from NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari. She also reviews The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin.

John Domini reviews Kyle Minor's Praying Drunk.

“Triumph Of The Bookworms: Two Novels To Cure Your Winter Blues,” from Maureen Corrigan.

Paul Devlin dissects Alejo Carpentier’s antic portrait of an autocrat astride the two halves of the world.

Hope Reese Wiley Cash's new novel This Dark Road to Mercy for the Chicago Tribune.

Robert Birnbaum interviews Bob Shacochis.

Five Books to Read on Adam Kirsch’s Birthday.

NBCC board member Mark Athitakis reviews Chris Abani's The Secret History of Las Vegas.


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