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Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time
Eric Karpeles
In Search of Lost Time
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Andreas Mayor, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright, Richard Howard
Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time, #2)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright

Jar City: A Reykjavi­k Thriller

Jar City - Arnaldur Indriðason, Bernard Scudder Really 3.5 stars. This was a first-rate police procedural as well as a slight jab at the Icelandic gene pool. The strength of this, as Elizabeth notes in her review, is that the reader is always learning facts and clues alongside the detectives; however, the withholding of the first clue until midway through the book made no narrative sense. I found some of the "at home" episodes a bit overdrawn, as if Erlendur's life must be in turmoil for him to either do his job properly—perhaps out of a shared sense of suffering with the victims—or else to elicit the reader's sympathy for him; I also found his daughter to be rather annoying.I look forward to reading more of Indridason's work as well as exploring in more depth the contemporary European crime/mystery scene, a scene that puts the American and even most British counterparts to shame.