It's true that you can't tell a book by its cover, but you can tell
one thing about Michael Chabon's new novella just by looking at it.
It's thin. This is not to say that THE FINAL SOLUTION isn't
brilliant, or welcome. It's both. But it's very thin, in more ways
By now, if you've been following Chabon's brilliant career with any
degree of care, you're familiar with the central conceit of THE
FINAL SOLUTION, which is that the mystery of an African gray parrot
with an ability to recite mysterious chains of German numbers