»There are many references in Carthage to magical spells and fairy tales and children’s storybooks. It made me want to flee back into the adult world, pry open a window and gulp the open air.«
Missing sprite leaves only her shadow: Dwight Garner about the latest novel Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates. His review at The New York Times.
»Lost Girls is the kind of narrative that a friend of mine likes to call a ›squid book‹. It’s shapely at the top, that is, and a mess of strands down below.«
A ghost story that lacks an ending: Dwight Garner about the non fiction book Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. His review at The New York Times.
»Keep Calm and le Carré On.«
A poster in the office of John le Carré
John le Carré has not mellowed with age, Dwight Garner says. His worth reading portrait about the author you can read at The New York Times.