Sunday, July 29, 2007
ADAM IN WONDERLAND
After five years in Paris, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik returns to the Big Apple with Through the Children's Gate and falls in love all over again, says Rachel Cooke in The Observer on Sunday.
Through the Children's Gate by Adam Gopnik (Quercus £17.99, pp336)
"Adam Gopnik, who has been writing for the New Yorker since 1986, is best known for his book Paris to the Moon, a collection of dispatches from the French capital which he wrote from 1995 to 2000. It's a beautiful book. Gopnik is a brilliant writer in any case - warm, witty, wise and learned - but his outsider status in France brought something extra to proceedings: a certain beadiness, perhaps. Now here's another book about a city, New York, to which he and his wife and their two children returned seven years ago and, to a degree, his outsider status is intact".
The above para is the beginning of the review, the full Observer review can be read by clicking here.