New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Pondering Our Mad Futures With the British Columnist Caitlin Moran

7 hours 56 min ago
“Moranifesto” is a collection of columns by Caitlin Moran, one of Britain’s most recognizable print and broadcast personalities.
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Roundup: The Season’s Best New Graphic Novels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Nonfiction: Meeting the Greats in ‘Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers’

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:45
This anthology, edited by Graydon Carter, collects some of the magazine’s best writing about notable authors.
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Nonfiction: An Artist’s Lesson on How to Appreciate Art

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:44
In “How to See,” David Salle aims to help the reader make sense of the sometimes perplexing world of contemporary art.
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Nonfiction: David Hockney: A Book of Paintings and ‘A History of Pictures’

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:44
A catalog of Hockney’s work and “A History of Pictures,” a lavishly illustrated dialogue between the artist and the art critic Martin Gayford.
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Nonfiction: Arctic Folly: In Search of a Place That Doesn’t Exist

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:36
David Welky’s “A Wretched and Precarious Situation” tells the rather less epic story of the Crocker Land expedition.
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Nonfiction: Marina Abramovic: What’s Art Without Danger?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:27
Marina Abramovic’s engrossing “Walk Through Walls” makes us realize how partial our knowledge about the artist and her work was.
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Nonfiction: A Look at J. M. W. Turner, Master of Landscapes and Networking

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:18
Franny Moyle’s “Turner” provides a clear picture of the very unclear life of this inventive artist.
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Nonfiction: Name Those Tunes: David Hajdu’s Pop Music Memories

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:11
In “Love for Sale,” David Hajdu traces the history of pop music with the friendly authority of a favorite teacher.
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Nonfiction: Two New Books Shed Light on the Kennedy Mystique

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:08
“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: Great Fictional Worlds From the Past 2,000 Years

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:56
“Literary Wonderlands,” edited by Laura Miller, is a compendium of fantastic worlds that exist only in the imagination.
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Nonfiction: The Story of Claude Monet’s Water-Lily Masterworks

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:46
Ross King’s “Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies” is an engaging and authoritative portrait of the aged artist and his travails.
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