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Book Review: Revival, by Stephen King

For more than thirty years, I’ve been fascinated by Stephen King’s unique realism. With stories that sometimes reach extremes of horror and fantasy, his novels are nevertheless grounded in reality. So much so, often, that it’s hard to not identify with their characters. In Revival, King’s latest horror novel (Amazon.com, Amazon UK), he depicts the […]

Book Notes: The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan’s latest short novel (224 pages in a large font), The Children Act (Amazon.com, Amazon UK), is a story about an issue. Based on the UK’s 1989 Children Act, which focuses on the welfare of the child in issues involving children’s rights, the novel is about a judge, Fiona Maye, who handles a complicated […]

Graham Johnson’s Monumental Work on Schubert’s Lieder to Be Released Soon

Update: I first posted this in June, and the publication date has slipped back several times. Right now, it shows a release date of September 15, or tomorrow, so maybe we’ll see this set next week. Graham Johnson, the pianist behind Hyperion Record’s monumental series of Schubert’s complete lieder, is known for having a lot […]

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