So begins Penelope Mesic’s review of Peyton Amberg:
With her ninth novel, Tama Janowitz sets out to administer a shock, and inadvertently succeeds. However, the shock is not Peyton Amberg’s explicit sex or its titular heroine’s sluttish propensities, but that Janowitz’ talents have declined so sharply.
T.C. Boyle, whose Drop City is a finalist for this year’s National Book Award in fiction, “has finished writing his next novel, a book about an unassuming young man who works for real-life sex researcher Alfred Kinsey. Titled The Inner Circle, it should hit bookstores in September of next year.”