Book Reviews

Audiobooks: ‘Future Crimes,’ by Marc Goodman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Emerging technologies can easily be turned against us, a cybersecurity expert warns.







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Audiobooks: Haruki Murakami’s ‘Strange Library’ and ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Two novels offer a deadpan mix of comedy, menace and the just plain odd.







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Open Book: The Art of Medicine

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:09
Looking back at the Book Review’s coverage of the work of Oliver Sacks.







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Letters: 18 West 11th Street

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:00
Readers respond to recent reviews of Bryan Burrough’s “Days of Rage,” Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us” and more.
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‘James Merrill: Life and Art,’ by Langdon Hammer

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
A biography of James Merrill looks at the work that grew from his life, and at his literary collaboration with a longtime partner.







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‘Weed the People,’ by Bruce Barcott

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
More than 40 years after Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, America is rethinking its relationship to marijuana.







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‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 03:02
“Rise of the Robots” explores how technology threatens even the nimblest and most expensively educated, and “Shadow Work” shines light on the increase of unpaid work.







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Kardashian, Rivers write best sellers

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:57

'Selfish' by Kim Kardashian and 'The Joan of Joan' by Melissa Rivers are hits.

        
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ArtsBeat: Sheri Fink and Joshua Horwitz Are Among PEN Award Winners

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:14
Ms. Fink’s “Five Days at Memorial” won the John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.







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‘Goebbels: A Biography,’ by Peter Longerich

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:30
The implausible career of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, who followed the Führer even in death.







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The Shortlist: Waterloo

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:30
Four new books are among the many written to mark this year’s bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo.







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ArtsBeat: Marvel Comics Reveals a Female Thor

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:49
In issue No. 8 of the Thor series, the identity of the woman wielding Thor’s mighty hammer is revealed: it’s Dr. Jane Foster, a former girlfriend of the hero.







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Bookends: Is There a Double Standard for Judging Domestic Themes in Fiction?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:00
Cheryl Strayed and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we view domestic themes in fiction differently, depending on whether the author is a woman or a man.







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‘Elon Musk,’ by Ashlee Vance

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:30
After a series of tech ventures, Elon Musk has turned to electric cars and space travel.







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‘The Green Road,’ by Anne Enright

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:30
An Irish family disperses, reuniting for what might be a final holiday in the family home.







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Brokaw details cancer fight in memoir

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:06

The former NBC anchor has multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer.

       
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‘On the Move,’ by Oliver Sacks

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:00
In this memoir, Oliver Sacks abandons the restraint that characterized his earlier accounts and reveals his vulnerabilities.







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Brooks travels 'The Road to Character'

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 20:36

The New York Times columnist writes about "eulogy virtues" in his new book.

        
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Happy Mother's Day! Let's bond over books

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00

Melanie Dickerson, author of The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, joins HEA to share some romance recs for mothers and daughters to enjoy together.

        
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Children's lit is full of hidden gems

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:00

If your kids loved classics from Sendak and Mo Willems, try these books, too.

        
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