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  • BOOKS: "Jericho's Fall"

    Stephen L. Carter's day job remains that of the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale. He can also write popular fiction. It's just not fiction that's popular with me. Sorry, but there it is.

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  • As I suggested by quoting the book's first sentence, he often becomes melodramatic, or pretentious when he's going for profound, humorless when funny would help and funny when it doesn't, and fond of the occasional odd name or word: e.g., he describes a character as being "dubitante," which I had to go beyond my pocket-sized French-to-English dictionary to learn probably means "doubtful."

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  • In that capacity, he wrote seven books of nonfiction, but as he showed — especially with the first two ("The Emperor of Ocean Park" and "New England White") — he can also write popular fiction.

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