»Finally, Lost Girls is a case study in the profound impact of the Internet, and particularly Craigslist, on the business of buying and selling sex.«
Open Book: Philip Marchand about the book Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. His review at the National Post.
»Rather than plumb the depths, Kelly appears content to endlessly skim surfaces. Abrupt transitions from madcap jokiness to poker-faced gravitas make the writing feel tone-deaf. ›Uproarious,‹ the novel’s dustjacket declares, though where we’d find this, I’m not sure — certainly not in the many dreadful one-liners which, if their metaphors manage not to get mixed, often sink into a quicksand of grammatical stiltedness.«
A return to Cape Cod: Emily Donaldson about the novel The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly. Her review at the National Post.
»Martin, who has given the last decade and a half the rather pretentious title of television’s Third Golden Age, describes the odd confluence of factors that gave birth to what he calls a ›creative revolution‹ wherein high-end television now rivals — and often
exceeds — the quality of work produced by Hollywood film studios.«
A Third Golden Age for the TV? Scott Stinson about the book Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From ‚The Sopranos‘ and ‚The Wire‘ to ‚Mad Men‘ and ‚Breaking Bad‘ by Brett Martin. His review at The National Post.