AGE OF VICE – Deepti Kapoor

Billed as India’s response to The Godfather, Deepti Kapoor’s Age of Vice (Riverhead Books 2023)  is a gangster novel meets political commentary kissed with a romance wrapped in a family saga.  In short, it’s a muddled, confusing thrill ride of extreme violence and unlikeable characters.  Even though a bit sloppy at times and in seriousContinue reading “AGE OF VICE – Deepti Kapoor”

HARLEM SHUFFLE – Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is an author I’ve been meaning to read for ages.  He’s won the Pulitzer Prize twice; for The Underground Railroad in 2017 and for The Nickel Boys in 2020.  I picked up his 2021 release, Harlem Shuffle (Doubleday) as my introduction to Whitehead, and what a sharp, sly read it is. “Carney wasContinue reading “HARLEM SHUFFLE – Colson Whitehead”