Ready for a little Yuletide reading?

Books / Reviews | BEST OF BOOKS: 2008 Dec 14, 2008

Ready for a little Yuletide reading?

by Mark Schreiber

THE FOURTH WATCHER by Timothy Hallinan (William Morrow) American Poke Rafferty is not a martial arts expert, secret operative or private investigator, but rather a Bangkok-based travel writer who keeps winding up in interesting predicaments. Timothy Hallinan's second novel featuring Rafferty — his first ...

Ready for a little Yuletide reading?

Books / Reviews | BEST OF BOOKS: 2008 Dec 14, 2008

Ready for a little Yuletide reading?

by Stephen Mansfield

YOJOKUN: Life Lessons From a Samurai, by Kaibara Ekiken (Kodansha International) This publisher has been bringing out some extremely interesting but commercially risky titles recently, including the wonderfully obtuse "The Structure of Iki." Now comes "Yojokun," another fascinating title from the vaults of specialization. Written ...