Tag Archives: Eleanor Catton

A Little Jousting at the Tournament of Books

The Tournament of Books is off and running with a rousing opener, complete with intrigue, insults, and innuendo—who could ask for more? Each year the ToB opens with a pre-Tournament playoff round, a kind of throat-clearing to get readers in the groove, let them dust off their commenting IDs, and prepare everyone to sling a […]


Sunday Links, October 27, 2013

The winner of the Man Booker Prize has been announced: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, who was only 25 years old when she wrote the book. I’ve been a mystery reader for a long time, so I’m a bit dismayed to find that I haven’t read any of Thomas H. Cook’s ten best mystery novels. […]