Three new reviews

After an absence whose days were full but not fertile, here are Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens, Playing House by Amy Choi, and the wonderful Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son.

Astute (one may say time-fortunate) readers may note the newish and natty little quote hanging around recently added reviews. This quaint folly is my editor’s request: a word or three above “thumbs up/thumbs down”, and retained here.

Gently amusing fact: This review quote in the Orphan Master’s Son review should read “Brave New World meets 1984 in the DPRK”.*

However, when I saw it in print, it read “Brave New World meets 1984 in the dark.”

Obtuse, no?


(*Yes, yes, more than a little pretentious, I agree.)