Posts tagged A.S. Byatt


It takes a while to penetrate the thicket of Victorian bramble that surrounds A.S. Byatt's Possession, but the beating heart of the novel within makes it worth the effort. Possession opens with two letters falling…

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The Swan Thieves

By all accounts, I should have really liked Elizabeth Kostova's The Swan Thieves. That makes the fact that it's a wretched failure all the more disappointing. The Swan Thieve, Kostova's second novel, begins with the…

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