Category: The Constant Reader

The Constant Reader: Two Sequels Worth the Wait

Photo | Submitted Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

The authors of the two 2019 novels I consider here delayed producing sequels to their critically-acclaimed and commercially successful novels an unusually long time. “Olive, Again” is Elizabeth Strout’s follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel “Olive Kitteredge.” “The Big…

The Constant Reader

George Pelecanos’ ‘The Man Who Came Uptown’—An Homage to the Power of Literature George Pelecanos is The Man—in the awesome sense of the word. The uber-talented crime writer has demonstrated his excellence in some 20 previous best-selling novels as well…