Cooper, Rand Richards. “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel.” The New York Times, January 21, 1990. In this detailed review of Escapes, Cooper focuses on the quirky, ominous world they create; discusses several stories, arguing that “The Blue Men” and the title story are the strongest.
Fox, Linda A. “Excellent Guide Unlocks the Mysteries of the Keys.” The Toronto Sun, January 14, 1998, p. 55. A discussion of Williams’s travel guide, The Florida Keys: A History and a Guide; notes that Williams’s book is full of useful information about wildlife, sea life, and local folklore.
Heller, Zoe. “Amazing Moments from the Production Line.” The Independent, July 21, 1990, p. 28. In this review of Escapes, Heller complains that Williams’s style has become a mannerism, but singles out “In the Route” as a story that is more interesting than the other formulaic pieces in the collection.
Hills, Rust. Review of State of Grace. Esquire 80 (July, 1973): 26, 28. Hills recognizes that Williams has a problem with structure but praises her language: “ open the novel to virtually any page and you’ll instantly see it—a kind of strange phosphorescent style describing disquieting, dark and funny goings-on. Sentences are brilliant, gorgeous, surprising. ”