Fred Schepisi’s Last Orders , from Mr. Schepisi’s screenplay, based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Graham Swift, is clearly a labor of love and social conscience for the Australian writer-director-producer.
As it turns out, however, the novel was as much a trap for Mr. Schepisi as it was an opportunity. Though the book runs Read More
Being Dead , by Jim Crace. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 196 pages, $21.
The literary novelists from Britain best known in the United States can be classified by decibel level: the noisy (Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson), the somewhat less noisy (A.S. Byatt, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes) and the blessedly quiet (Graham Swift, Kazuo Read More