Book Reviews

Critic’s Take: Why There’s No ‘Millennial’ Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00
As the oldest of us millennials begin to flee screaming from our 20s, where’s our “voice of a generation” novel?
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Michael Lewis' latest 'Project' is brilliant

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 05:04

The author examines a friendship that led to groundbreaking thinking.

        
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'George Lucas' looks at the genius behind 'Star Wars'

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 05:04

A new biography examines the life of the man behind the iconic film franchise.

        
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Nonfiction: From Michael Lewis, the Story of Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About the Way We Think

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:00
In “The Undoing Project,” Michael Lewis tells the story of the friendship and work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and how they changed our understanding of human rationality.
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Best-selling author, veterans advocate dies

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 16:35

Luis Carlos Montalvan found dead in an El Paso hotel room.

        
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Nonfiction: Two New Books Shed Light on the Kennedy Mystique

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:53
“Twenty-Six Seconds,” by Alexandra Zapruder, and “JFK and the Masculine Mystique,” by Steven Watts are more instructive about our own era than Kennedy’s.
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Nonfiction: Pondering Our Mad Futures With the British Columnist Caitlin Moran

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:00
“Moranifesto” is a collection of columns by Caitlin Moran, one of Britain’s most recognizable print and broadcast personalities.
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Friendly robots rule in four new kids' books

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:03

Four illustrated tales about adventurous robots.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 05:02

A new Jack Ryan thriller is on the way.

        
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'Lucky 666' tells story of daring aerial mission in Pacific

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 13:02

Authors' history takes flight thanks to good storytelling.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers: 'Daily Show' edition

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:45

Two new books for fans of 'The Daily Show.'

        
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Roundup: The Season’s Best New Graphic Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:37
New graphic novels include the Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner’s astonishing cartoon treatise “Soft City,” which has finally arrived in the United States.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:31
Editors at the Book Review discuss this year’s 100 Notable Books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about “Egyptomania”; and Matthew Schneier discusses “Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers.”
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Nonfiction: Women of Thrones

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:10
Sarah Gristwood’s group portrait of the 16th century’s ruling women, “Game of Queens.”
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Crime: The 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:01
The Book Review’s Crime columnist chooses her favorite books from the past year.
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:59
Two space colonies fall into confrontation amid a refugee crisis; in an alternate steampunk history, King Leopold’s minions are driven from the Congo; and a vampire gang war rages in Mexico City.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:56
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: 400 Years of Jerusalem Culture

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:45
“Jerusalem, 1000-1400,” edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb, accompanies a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Nonfiction: Dada and Beyond: The Many Artistic Lives of Francis Picabia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:45
“Francis Picabia” attempts to chart a zigzag career that made up in energy what it lacked in depth of exploration.
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Nonfiction: A New Memoir by Robbie Robertson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:45
“Testimony,” a memoir by Robbie Robertson, ends where “The Last Waltz” ends, with the Band disbanding.
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