One of mine, too. Nicely done mini-review of just one sentence of Cormac McCarthy.
In “A Most Wanted Man” the action, such as it is, is almost an afterthought. What’s really going on is the intra- and inter-agency squabbles, the political considerations of distant governments, the histories — to the extent one can really be sure — of the characters. All of that goes into the fleshing out of the scheme; its denouement is simply where you are shocked to find out what went wrong.
Ashgate publishing is releasing a series of single-work musical analyses, and a 2007 volume showed up at the school library recently. It’s an analysis of Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques, and it’s full of really well-done and well thought-out musical examples. In particular I like the attached CD, which gives sample’s of Messiaen’s source material — […]