Monday, February 04, 2002

The Festival of Junk Reading continues--Elizabeth George, Death in Holy Orders, Bene Moore Campbell "A Traitor to Memory" has the redeeming feature of being fat, but lots of psychobabble, silliness about music, and a copout end. P. D. James provides great atmosphere, but the end was no surprise and neither was the point upon which the case turned. Nobody can deny that she has a realistic view of people's foibles. "What You Owe Me is superior entertainment of its kind, the wish-fulfillment genre! I've enjoyed Campbell's other books, also, and loved it that she mentioned Madam C.J. Walker. Thank you, Austin Public Library, for stocking these escape mechanisms.


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