It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.
Knowing French might be helpful, but I'm getting the basic idea without - possiby losing some nuances.
These stories show a great capacity for capturing time, place and character. Highly evocative. On the whole I think I prefered the Depression era Alabama childhood stories to the more recently set ones, but the one set in a cemetary was great. This volume has made me take a wider interest in Capote's work.
The final book in the Raven Mysteries reaches almost as high as the first book and higher than any of the middle ones, mainly due to the introduction of Rob the Rival Raven and a level of insanity that renders the events of previous books almost normal seeming...