Swan’s Way

Speaking of dueling reviewers, The Elegant Variation‘s Mark Sarvas, puts up his dukes to NYT Book Review Mystery columnist, Marilyn Stasio, calling her review last week of The Silver Swan “bewildering.” Stasio felt that the book takes too many liberties with “the conventions of crime fiction.” Sarvas counters, “we urge you to ignore Ms. Stasio’s confining notions of what makes a good read and check out this wonderfully moody novel for yourself.”


The Silver Swan, Benjamin Black

  • Hardcover:$25.00
  • Publisher: Henry Holt (March 4, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0805081534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805081534
  • Audio CD: $34.95
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged (March 4, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1427202893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427202895

Written under the pen name of Benjamin Black, the book is by “literary” author John Banville (his literary credentials proved by winning the 2005 British Man Booker Prize for The Sea).

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