Sunday, June 13, 2010

BUILDING ON RUINS

Another embarrassingly nice review, the lead review of the last Le Monde in fact, by Paul Benkimoun.

It's always interesting to see how the novel travels -- the Germans seemed to not know what to do with it, the Brits read it as an intellectual thriller with too much sex, the Americans ignored it by tradition (foreign fiction by an independent)? c'm'n!), but the French seem to embrace the whole hog. For which I salute them -- it's a mighty beast, with a reek to match.