Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Ray Kurzweil on How We’ll End Up Merging With Our Technology

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:00
Two new books from Luke Dormehl and Richard Yonck on the history, future and consequences of artificial intelligence.
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'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' sequel is happening — but without Rooney Mara

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 21:49

'The Girl in the Spider's Web' will feature a new cast and filmmaker.

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Could Jane Austen have been poisoned by arsenic?

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:51

Expert says spectacles suggest she may have developed cataracts due to accidental poisoning.

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Scout's honor, you'll love 'The Hearts of Men'

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 14:11

The Boy Scouts take center stage in Nickolas Butler's smart novel.

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The strange tale of Maine's hermit in the woods

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:02

Christopher Knight retreated from the world. Michael Finkel tells his story.

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Essay: Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:40
Atwood on whether her dystopian classic is meant as a “feminist” novel, as antireligion or as a prediction.
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Barack, Michelle Obama books will be published worldwide

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 08:49

The publishing of the upcoming books by the former president and first lady will be a global event.

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Nonfiction: The Future of Humans? One Forecaster Calls for Obsolescence

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 04:00
In “Homo Deus,” Yuval Noah Harari suggests the natural end of the scientific revolution might be human obsolescence.
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Nonfiction: Biographies of Cecil the Lion and Others in ‘Animals Strike Curious Poses’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 04:00
Elena Passarello’s essays offer meditative portraits of eminent animals from Cecil the Lion to Dürer’s rhinoceros to Mozart’s pet starling.
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Rome's evil Emperor Nero, a good guy?

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 13:00

'The Confessions of Young Nero' is a revisionist history of the reviled leader.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 05:00

Charlton Heston and Ernest Hemingway star in two new books.

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'Faulkner v. Woody Allen' leads to surprise ending

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 23:12

Shooting has begun in Mississippi on a new documentary about legendary author William Faulkner — the first ever authorized by his estate.

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Female pilot writes riveting memoir, Angelina Jolie may play her

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 16:01

'Shoot Like a Girl' is the story of helicopter pilot who served in Afghanistan.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 06:00

Spend your weekend reading 'The Price of Illusion' by Joan Juliet Buck.

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Distinguished Writers Debate Sense of ‘Mission’ in Trump Era

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 17:20
Five writers talked on Wednesday night about the role of journalism and literature under the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
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The Book Review Podcast: Points of No Return

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:52
Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”
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'Bridges of Madison County' author Robert James Waller dies at 77

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:19

Robert James Waller be remembered for his romance about a photographer and a war bride.

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In the Kitchen With Joanne Fluke, Author of the Hannah Swensen Culinary Mysteries

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:08
Joanne Fluke, whose “Banana Cream Pie Murder” is new at No. 3, recalls some cooking disasters.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:47
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Size Matters in Fay Weldon’s Novel of Aristocratic Manners

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:00
Fay Weldon’s novel “Before the War” hinges on a quirky marriage of convenience.
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