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    April 11, 2009



    I guess Kafka fans are going to pick up copies of 'Castle' just to see if it has any connection.

    Personally, I always prefer titles with definite articles. "The" tells the reader this is unique.


    I liked The Unit, myself, too. It...caught me a little off-guard, I think.

    Dan Wickett

    I agree, Darby. If even poorly written it would have been a concept that was interesting, but Holmqvist with translator Delargy took the story in a place or two I wasn't expecting, even with the set up, and the writing is far from poor.

    Anis Shivani

    Dan, I've reviewed both Castle and The Song Is You. The Castle is one of the year's best novels. The Song Is You is also terrific, and makes you look forward to the author's next book. A lot of great fiction has come out in the last two or three years. The mood seems to be shifting.

    Dan Wickett

    Anis, I agree on both counts. Both were tough to put down once started. Castle has Lennon doing a great job of bouncing around from style to style, or almost from genre to genre, constantly surprising the reader while maintaining suspense throughout and I thought Phillips did a great job doing something maybe opposite, maintaining a certain feeling or atmosphere throughout the entire novel, The Song is You.

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