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News Thu Mar 06 2008

Reviews, Reviews and More Reviews

• The Boston Globe has a review of Bleeding Kansas, the latest novel by Sara Paretsky, saying it "may not be a conventional mystery, but it is a suspenseful page-turner nonetheless."

• Both the Boston Globe and the Independent review Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh. The Globe says Venkatesh's account of his infiltration of Chicago's Black Kings "is best read as a memoir and not as a political manifesto or a sociological study," while the Independent gushes that "Venkatesh has written a work whose intellectual depth and immense humanity have few parallels in social science."

• Bookslut reviews Ellington Boulevard by Adam Langer in its March issue, and explains that the novel is "a very different sort of book from Langer's earlier efforts: less personal, more full of spectacle, but ultimately one of the most enjoyable stories in recent memory."

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