Mystery on an International Level: Reviewing Mystery at Geneva

I’m away from the blog, but the reviews carry on in my absence! Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings by Macaulay, Rose, Dame Henry Beechtree, a newspaper correspondent for the British Bolshevist, is covering the latest otherwise sleepy session of the League of Nations in Geneva, when the newly elected President – [Read More...]

Reviewing The Father’s Tale by Michael O’Brien

He was losing all affection for Russia. It was a crazy country, full of crazy people. At any moment, crazy things came out of nowhere and ran over the unsuspecting traveler, shot him with an arrow or shook him like a pea in a tin can. Moreover, he realized that he had left behind at [Read More...]

Fathers and Sons and Rembrandt

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The Return of the Prodigal Son c. 1669 Oil on canvas, 262 x 206 cm The Hermitage, St. Petersburg via Web Gallery of Art This is a very long but moving passage from The Father’s Tale by Michael O’Brien. I quite liked it and think it gives a good representation of what I liked in [Read More...]