There are a few items in the print media that I thought that I’d share, being the parasite that I am. (Although I’ll link to their web sites, because it is easier – and cheaper – than obtaining a hard copy, photocopying it, and mailing it to you. I’m truly sorry.):
The new Khaled Hosseini reviews are pouring in and much to my chagrin, everyone loves A Thousand Splendid Suns. I wasn’t entirely the fan of The Kite Runner that the rest of the free world appears to have been. The new book is reviewed at the LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and even – wait for it — the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (!). If Hosseini is your bag and you are near the Hot-lanta area, you can see him read at Georgia Perimeter College next Monday. (Apparently he will also be reading at a Sam’s Club in Alpharetta, but I’m going to forget that I ever read anything about that.)
Speaking of The Guardian, those guys have either been under a rock or Dave Eggers’ What is the What has just been released in the UK. Probably the latter. In any case, they have a review.
The San Francisco Chronicle reviews the new Chabon. He’s reading in town this Thursday. I’d say more, but it’s already going to be an effing circus. The Chronicle also reviews Nathan Englanders’ The Ministry of Special Cases.
There’s plenty more where this came from, of course, and that’s worth noting. That’s all I have time for now though. Viva the print review!