Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Wall Street Journal on The Bible Repairman

In today's Wall Street Journal, Tom Shippey reviews The Bible Repairman, aptly concluding:

"Most fantasy authors aim at persuading you of the reality of their invented worlds. Mr. Powers makes you doubt the reality of your own. Are there still sin-eaters and ghost-talkers quietly pursuing their trade in tenements and behind weed-infested yards, with regular tariffs and specializations? If there are, what do they know that you don't? That's what creates a true frisson."

Read the rest of the review here.


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