New York Times Book Reviews

Fiction: In This Thriller, a Restaurant Worker Impersonates a Venture Capitalist

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:12
The hero of Alan Glynn’s novel “Paradime” looks just like a tech visionary.
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Fiction: A Countdown Thriller in Which the Hero Inhabits Many Alternate Universes

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:10
Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” is alternate-universe science fiction bolstered by a smidgen of theoretical physics.
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Fiction: A Fictional Surveillance Expert Is Being Watched, and the Watcher Wants Him to Know It

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
In Patrick Flanery’s “I Am No One,” a surveillance expert starts receiving mysterious packages.
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Fiction: A Cambridge Student Who Tries to Do Good Goes Missing

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
Susie Steiner’s smart, stylish second novel, “Missing, Presumed,” involves the disappearance of a postgraduate student.
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Fiction: Stewart O’Nan’s New Thriller Is Set in Post-World War II Jerusalem

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
Stewart O’Nan’s “City of Secrets” features espionage and existential angst in 1940s Jerusalem.
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Fiction: The Spy Who Came in From Headquarters

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:08
“Breaking Cover” by Stella Rimington and “The Wolf of Sarajevo” by Matthew Palmer are espionage novels written by people who know the business.
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Open Book: Classic Words, Fresh Looks

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:07
“Classic Penguin” showcases recent design work for books by Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Borges, Steinbeck and dozens of others.
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By the Book: Liane Moriarty: By the Book

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:07
The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated “Moby-Dick” as a child: “I’m sure I will like it when I grow up. I just seem to be taking such a long time to grow up.”
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Letters to the Editor

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:05
Readers respond to recent reviews of books by Cynthia Ozick, Peter D. Kramer, Anne Tyler and Larry Tye.
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Fiction: In Megan Abbott’s New Murder Mystery, a Teenage Gymnast Sharp as a Knife

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:51
Megan Abbott’s “You Will Know Me” is set in the world of young gymnasts and their obsessive parents.
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Fiction: Lee Child on a Thriller Set in Zimbabwe

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:47
The mysterious author C.B. George’s novel, “The Death of Rex Nhongo,” set in unstable Zimbabwe, is primarily about people going about their lives.
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Fiction: Who Killed the Priest? An Inquisition Mystery Gets Its Confession

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:22
In Matthew Carr’s “The Devils of Cardona,” a priest’s murder draws investigators into the tensions of Inquisition-era Spain.
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Fiction: Two Suspense Novels Track Down Girls Gone Lost

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:21
Amy Gentry’s “Good as Gone” and Megan Miranda’s “All the Missing Girls” are stories told in reverse.
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Ivory Tower: Deep Thinking About Immigration

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:20
Immigration is an emotional issue. Three new books offer rational perspective.
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Author’s Note: To a Writer, a Body of Work Is a Taunt

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:00
Authors look at their own work and think: Is that all there is?
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:47
Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; and David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.”
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Inside the List

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:04
Daniel Silva’s “The Black Widow,” No. 1 in hardcover fiction, opens with an ISIS bombing in Paris. “I wrote this book as a warning about what was coming,” Silva says.
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Fiction: A Novel of Egypt’s ‘Cheated Generation’

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:46
Yasmine El Rashidi’s “Chronicle of a Last Summer” is about a heroine’s path to adulthood during and after Mubarak.
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Fiction: A Second Mississippi Novel by Brad Watson

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:46
Brad Watson’s “Miss Jane” imagines the ways a real woman with a birth defect insisted on her humanity in the old South.
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Fiction: Jesse Ball’s New Novel Features a Teenage Arsonist

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:46
The unhappy protagonist of Jesse Ball’s “How to Set a Fire and Why” joins an “arson club.”
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