The lady knows her shit

After bravely debuting with a Dickensian novel set in a Victorian sewer system -- The Great Stink -- Clare Clark follows that with a novel about an impoverished, pregnant teen apprenticed to a mad apothecary. This time, the novel is set in 18th century London -- when the Thames was "no more than a stinking brown ditch of rotting shit."

There's definitely something in the air: The Nature of Monsters is released in the US in May.

March 21, 2007 10:45 AM |



Best of the Vault


Pat Barker, Frankenstein, Cass Sunstein on the internet, Samuel Johnson, Thrillers, Denis Johnson, Alan Furst, Caryl Phillips, Richard Flanagan, George Saunders, Michael Harvey, Larry McMurtry, Harry Potter and more ...


Big D between the sheets -- Dallas in fiction


Reviewing the state of reviewing


9/11 as a novel: Why?


How can critics say the things they do? And why does anyone pay attention? It's the issue of authority.

The disappearing book pages:  

Papers are cutting book coverage for little reason

Thrillers and Lists:  

Noir favorites, who makes the cut and why



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