Arthur and George: A Novel
by Julian Barnes, a review from Christian Science Monitor by Marjorie Kehe.
"It's January. The holidays are over and days feel just a tad grim. It's the perfect moment for a novel that goes down like comfort food. And yet, what about that New Year's resolution that your 2006 reading list will include more Good Books by Important Authors? Fear not. This January offers the perfect choice: Arthur and George, the 2005 Booker prize-nominated novel by Julian Barnes. This engaging tale is as pleasing a read as they come, and yet it is also the chance to admire the skillful work of a top contemporary novelist. (Sort of the literary equivalent of low-fat, calcium-enriched yogurt that somehow tastes exactly like chocolate cheesecake.)" Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.