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Author Archives: Charles Murtaugh

Furst rate

Alan Furst's spy novels tell the sort of untellable stories that one can only imagine from the obituary pages, as the last survivors of the W.W. II years silently pass away. Read More »

The Supersuckers live: Far Beyond Drivel

Who else but the Supersuckers could whip a jaded New York crowd into a song-and-response of “Are you ready? Yes we’re ready!” in the chorus of a number entitled “Rock Your Ass”? Read More »

Atonement, Ian McEwan

At one level, this is a well-plotted, unusually (for this author) emotionally-involving piece of conventional fiction; at another, it is radically meta-fictional, tackling head-on the gap of human incomprehension. Read More »