After the Fall by Victoria Roberts

What struck me was the personality – the author’s, the character’s, the setting’s. With few words and some simple illustrations Roberts quickly and effortlessly introduces a sense of humor, a style and a tone that connects. A rye, urbane, whimsical upper crust perspective with a touch of the absurd thrown in. The absurd works in a way because it is a reflection of real life and the absurdities it all too often involves.

NYTBR on The Anthologist

I am not a big poetry person so I was a little worried about reading The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker.  The NYTBR review makes me want to read it however: And let’s face it, stories involving poets tend to be hokey or, worse, excruciatingly literary. Maybe the spires of libraries …