Friday, October 12, 2012

Brookner Review Central

I am grateful that people are still finding this blog and sending me emails of encouragement and thanks. Some people email and let me know that they have reviewed a Brookner novel, and other reviews I find on my own among the blogs I frequent. I suppose if I did some Googling I would come across more blog reviews of Brookner novels, but I will save that project for a rainy day.

In the meantime, you will note that I posted two more reviews of Hotel du Lac today. Having won the Booker Prize, it is no surprise that HdL is the most read and reviewed Brookner on this site. In fact, 12 of the 42 reviews posted here are for HdL. The remaining 30 reviews are spread out among 15 other Brookner novels. (If you click on the review index button above you can see all of the reviews listed with links to the actual review.)

One might ask: "Don't you have enough reviews of HdL?" Although it would be nice to fill in the list with reviews of other Brookner novels, I am still more than happy to take whatever HdL reviews come my way.  My goal is to be a one stop shop for blogger reviews of AB's 24 (and counting?) novels.

I think I may create another tab above that lists all of the non-review posts on the site so that one can check out other aspects of AB without having to scroll through every review. But that might also be saved for the aforementioned rainy day.

And for those of you who like London or urban geography make sure you check out my still small but growing compendium of London place names that appear in Brookner's fiction which can also be found on one of the buttons at the top of the page.

This weekend I am going to figure out how to download AB's e-novella At the Hairdresser's.


  1. I am thrilled to have stumbled across your blog. I had no idea that other Brookner worshippers existed! I'm looking forward to reading some of her priceless quotes that you have listed somewhere. One that I recently chuckled over came at the beginning of Look at me when Frances is describing her work in the reference library: "Problems of human behaviour still continue to baffle us, but at least in the Library we have them properly filed."

    1. Joylon, I am glad you found the blog. The whole reason I started it was to provide an online resource for folks like you.

  2. Hello, Today I came across your blog and not sure who I was visiting but...I too thought I was the only Anita Brookner worshipper. I forget when I read one of her novels and of course felt a kindred spirit so read all the rest of them hungry for more....tried writing to her in snail mail and online with no response. Her writing is so incredible because no one gets raped, murdered, kidnapped, yet intrigues me beyond all others. She is a true artist in my eyes and I look for more of her work. I found your sight hoping she was going to continue writing. I look forward to your finding out about her latest work. Do you have a way to send her a thank you for her books?