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5438: Rave review for "Master of the Crossroads" (fwd)
From: Fred Wardenburg <email@example.com>
Madison Smartt Bell's book has a rave review in today's NY Times Sunday Book
Review. "It's a brilliant performance, the work of an accomplished novelist
of peculiar energy and courage."
"Bell's writing has never seemd more vivid, a flexible instrument that
carries a huge plot forward without strain, calling little attention to
"Refusing the easy path - a barely disguised political tract that condemns
the colonial oppressor and applauds the rebel cause - he has instead allowed
history, in all its chaos and complexity, to shape the fiction itself,
giving himself over to the facts without letting them quell the artist's
rage for order."