Posts tagged Literary
Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

When a plane falls from the sky, it is a violent reassertion of gravity, of which, there is little escape.  We hope that it is quick and the people on board know very little, but we rarely know much about the lives of those on board.  When it is a small aircraft, those on board come under much closer scrutiny as, if it is an executive jet, they tend to be rather well off.  This is the premise of Noah Hawley's latest novel, Before The Fall.

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John le Carre by Adam Sisman

Literary biography can be a tricky thing.  An academic writing about another academic, author or poet, can usually result in a book that is worthy and as dry as the sahara.  For some, these are wonderful books, for me, I'd rather eat one than wade through it.  In a few cases, the author's life is more interesting than their creations.  But, very rarely, do they mesh as well as David Cornwell's.

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