We’re not dead. Or anything like that.
We’re just busy. We promise! We still think about blogging—all the time.
Anyways, we’ve got a lot coming around the bend. A few reviews in April, more in May, and then a summer full of reading and lounging and sipping and writing. It’s going to be a good time.
Roya Hakakian’s Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
It’s not Hakakian’s fault that some blurbs compared Assassins to Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood. As one should expect, there is no comparison. Still, Hakakian’s story is memorable, well told, and makes an allegedly vast conspiracy—involving the state-sponsored targeted assassination of the Iranian-Kurdish (is that the right way to say it?) diaspora all over the world—sound downright plausible. It makes your heart point, but in a rational, measured sort of way. Review forthcoming.