The Economist’s flabby finales

A break from Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley today. Instead, a silly post about a serious magazine. Though it calls itself a newspaper,The Economist is the lodestar of news magazines, loved and hated by everyone (see this great piece on the roiling passions The Economist raises among other publishers here). Its mission statement is to “take … Continue reading

What Novels Make You Feel Uneasy on the First Page?

On page 126 of If on a winter’s night a traveler a character obsessed with reading everything she can get her hands on makes this statement: The novels I prefer are those that make you feel uneasy from the very first page. What kind of novels are those? I have to say that the experience … Continue reading