Author: Mordecai Richler
by Howard Engel
Perfectly Loathsome Leo Louse is always playing nasty tricks on Jacob Two-Two because, in his distorted view, the kid is a born trouble-maker. Jacob's next-door neighbour, the master spy X. Barnaby Dinglebat, is helping Jacob pay Leo back. Loathsome Leo Read more...
Richlerian Tales: The First Book and the Last
by John Ayre
In the recent televised tribute to Mordecai Richler, his New York editor and long-time friend Robert Gottlieb
confessed that among his authors, Richler was unusual. Read more...
by John Mills
MORDECAI RICHLER is a good, professional, lower-upper-mid-cult novelist, which means that over a long period of time he has produced a series of rich and entertaining works of fiction. It also means that while he is not Proust or even Hemingway on the one hand, he is not Robert Ludlum or Stephen King on the other. As a middlebrow, he is neither an intellectual nor a literary theorist, and there is no reason why he should be. Read more...
On Snooker and Writing
by L. M. Morra
On one level, Mordecai Richler's On Snooker: The Game and the Characters Who Play It is a series of essays that cursorily examine the origin, rules, and history of the game, and the professional development, achievements, and personal lives of such snooker champions or "characters" as Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, Ronnie O'Sullivan, and John Higgins.
Richler observes that journalist A. J. Liebling has also been seen to describe sports figures as "characters. Read more...