The Book Box:

Reviews, Short Essays, and Notes






The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie

Without Fail, by Lee Child

Birthright: A Novel, by Andrew Coburn

Playland, by John Gregory Dunne

Clouds without Rain: An Ohio Amish Mystery, by P.L. Gaus

Mosquito Bites and Computer Bytes: Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome

Champagne Kisses, Cyanide Dreams, by Ralph Graves

No Second Wind, by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.

Coyote Returns, by Micah S. Hackler

A Note on the Novels of Tony Hillerman

Criminal Conversation, by Evan Hunter

Reconsidering Waymarsh: Notes on Henry James's The Ambassadors

Name Withheld, by J.A. Jance

Latin Moon in Manhattan, by Jaime Manrique

Evan Hunter, Writing as Ed McBain

Sidney Poitier, in a Very Bad Way: A Note on the Function of Bryant in V.S. Naipaul's Guerrillas

Bone, by Fae Myenne Ng

A Note on Two Poems by Sharon Olds

Death Benefits, by Thomas Perry

Ghost of a Flea, by James Sallis

Pipsqueak, by Brian M. Wiprud

The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn, by Eric Wright





Unsolved Mysteries of History, by Paul Aron

Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, by Bill Bryson

Criminal Quotes, Edited by Andrew Chesler and H. Amanda Robb

A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined As a Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations, by Cintra Wilson

Some Notes on the Travel Narrative, with Special Emphasis on Tony Horwitz's One for the Road: Hitchhiking through the Australian Outback