Jane Tompkins

BOOK REVIEW: THE RADIANT LIVES OF ANIMALS by Linda Hogan – August 2021

BOOK REVIEW: THE RADIANT LIVES OF ANIMALS by Linda Hogan - August 2021

I thought I was an animal lover until I read Linda Hogan’s The Radiant Lives of Animals.

BOOK REVIEW: FOREST DARK by Nicole Krauss — May 2021

BOOK REVIEW: FOREST DARK  by Nicole Krauss — May 2021

A few weeks ago, by chance, I ran across Forest Dark in Andes’ new art gallery, Hawk and Hive, and devoured it in a day or two. The book dazzled me.

BOOK REVIEW: ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Frederick Backman — April 2021

BOOK REVIEW: ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Frederick Backman  — April 2021

Jane enjoyed reading Anxious People – it made her laugh.

BOOK REVIEW: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald — February 2021

BOOK REVIEW: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald — February 2021

Vesper Flights puts together brief meditations on the author’s experiences of nature, meditations that succeed one another like objects on a strange necklace—of stones and shells and claws and bones, planets, dried flowers and things without a name.

BOOK REVIEW: OUTRAGE, BLACK SKIES, STRANGE SHORES By Arnaldur Indridason — January 2021

A review of several Arnaldur Indridason books.

BOOK REVIEW: Silence of the Grave, Arctic Chill, Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason

BOOK REVIEW: Silence of the Grave, Arctic Chill, Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason

 Though they might well be, these are not the ponderings of someone too long subjected to the lonely deprivations of the Covid-19 pandemic; they are the thoughts of Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson, returned to his spare apartment after an unbearably long day and a half spent caring for his pregnant, homeless, drug-addicted daughter early in Silence of the Grave.