Tag Archives: Julian Barnes

Review of Ben Miller: River Bend Chronicle. The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa

Absent from blogging for months, I am returning to My Place for Mystery with  a review of a fascinating memoir by a fine writer who is investigating his own past. One review on this blog that has consistently created a … Continue reading

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Julian Barnes: “Life is not a detective story.”

When Julian Barnes, 2011 winner of the Man Booker Prize, was asked (2006) whether the readers of Arthur and George expected him to name the culprit in that novel, he replied, “Well, one or two were disappointed that they didn’t … Continue reading

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