Of gospels and spoilers

Just had a couple of things published. First of all, a book review I wrote for Switchback, a literary journal produced by the University of San Francisco. I reviewed Courttia Newland’s new novel, The Gospel According to Cane, which is about a mother whose baby is kidnapped from a parked car, and what happens when a man turns up two decades later claiming to be her long-lost son. Click here to read the review.

I’m also guest posting on Read.Learn.Write, arguing that book bloggers and reviewers spend far too much time worrying about spoilers and that it inhibits us from talking about the most interesting parts of a book. Chip in with your take on spoilers here.


  1. Tom Cunliffe 28 January 2013 at 4:44 am

    Alas, your link does not lead to the review but to a website about story consulting. I was hoping to read the review as I have this book on my TBR pile. My initial thoughts is that it’s not well written and I’m not sure I can cope with the writing style!

    1. Andrew Blackman - Site Author 28 January 2013 at 5:38 am

      Sorry, Tom – not sure how that happened. I’ve corrected the link now so that it leads to my review!

  2. Geosi 9 February 2013 at 4:08 pm

    The Gospel Accoriding to Cane looks intriguing. Maybe, I should it to my TBR. Hope you good, Andrew.


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