Black Swan Green: A Novel by David Mitchell
Reviewed by Ruth Franklin
The New Republic Online
" 'I liked it.' Is there anything less interesting to say about a book? Every negative piece is negative in its own way: we remember with a grim chuckle Mark Twain's enumeration of James Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses ('There have been daring people in the world who claimed that Cooper could write English, but they are all dead now'), or Nabokov's epistolary rebuke of Edmund Wilson ('A patient confidant of his long and hopeless infatuation with the Russian language, I have always done my best to explain to him his mistakes of pronunciation, grammar, and interpretation')..." Read the entire New Republic Online review.