Monday, January 30, 2012

The Weekend in Review(s)

Seems it's not just Suitable Precautions that got a little love this weekend. We also had a review of David Hickey in the Malahat; a review of Ray Robertson in the Winnipeg Free Press; and two more U.K. reviews for Alex MacLeod (one in the Independent, and another in the Irish Times). The latter, following in The Economist's punny wake--how could we forget "Of Moose and Men"?--is called "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer." It's also quite good ... "a heavyweight in the making" is a pun we're happy to see again.

Anyhow, here are the pull quotes. Today's challenge: can you guess who's who?

"Subtle, smooth, and genuine."
"_____ is one of those writers whose work appears effortless only because they’re paddling like the devil under the surface."
"Stark as Springsteen’s Nebraska."
"Free to create ripples in the mind of the reader."
"For all his erudition, ____ is aware intellect sometimes pales, and fails ... learned, clear-sighted and occasionally funny."

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