Wendy Rawlings http://apr.org en The Agnostics: A Novel, by Wendy Rawlings http://apr.org/post/agnostics-novel-wendy-rawlings <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5354866bb65b2-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5354866bb65b2-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5354866bb65b2-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-840293.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Rawlings has a pleasing style, a good eye for the Tom Wolfe "status life" detail, draws convincing and realistic characters and has certainly captured the tone of this slice of the 70's and 80's. This novel reads smoothly, and I enjoyed it, even if I could not finally figure out whose side Rawlings was on. Maybe that is after all its greatest strength.</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:22:00 +0000 Don Noble 1719 at http://apr.org The Agnostics: A Novel, by Wendy Rawlings