Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Creep or Craftsman? Alfred Hitchcock Was Both

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:04
Peter Ackroyd’s life of Alfred Hitchcock reveals the vulnerabilities beneath the calculating exterior.
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Open Book: Still Hunting Jack

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:00
“The Big Book of Jack the Ripper” includes original stories by Jeffery Deaver, Lyndsay Faye, Anne Perry and others.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:40
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Beasley’s “Gertie’s Leap to Greatness,” Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s “Reputations” and more.
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Fiction: Margaret Atwood Meets Shakespeare in a Retelling of ‘The Tempest’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:27
In “Hag-Seed,” Margaret Atwood’s modern-day retelling of “The Tempest,” Prospero is the artistic director of a theater festival.
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Nonfiction: He Loved Opium, Murder and Wordsworth

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:15
“Guilty Thing,” by Frances Wilson, is a new biography of the British writer Thomas De Quincey.
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Nonfiction: Did Bram Stoker’s Untapped Desires Give Rise to Dracula?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:00
“Something in the Blood,” a biography by David J. Skal, links Bram Stoker’s classic creation to his own untapped desires.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 21:25
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Michael Connelly's new thriller takes Harry Bosch back to Vietnam

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 19:41

Connelly's riveting new thriller, "The Wrong Side of Goodbye," hinges on detective's past.

        
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From 'Fixer Upper' to a USA TODAY best seller

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:33

Chip and Joanna Gaines land high on our best-seller list with 'Magnolia Story.'

        
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8 New Nonfiction Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 11:09
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Otto Penzler: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 03:00
The mystery fiction editor and founder of the Mysterious Press says the last book that surprised him was “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn: “I never saw it coming.”
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Nonfiction: Haunted Houses Are About More Than Just Ghosts

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 03:00
What compels Colin Dickey in his appealing book “Ghostland” is the meaning of haunted places in contemporary American culture.
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Critic’s Take: Their Inner Beasts: ‘Lord of the Flies’ Six Decades Later

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 03:00
Rereading William Golding’s classic, Lois Lowry finds herself despairing that circumstances led the children to such a hell.
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Live chat with best-selling author Jodi Picoult

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:32

Missed the live chat with Jodi Picoult? See the recording here.

        
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Booker Prize goes to U.S. author for first time

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:10

Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize for fiction with "The Sellout," a stinging satire of race and class in the United States. (Oct. 26)

        
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American wins Man Booker Prize for Fiction

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:00

Winner of the prestigious literary award is an American author

        
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The Latest and Best in Horror

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 03:00
New horror fiction includes “The Graveyard Apartment,” about a roomy flat that overlooks a temple, a burial ground and a crematory.
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Nonfiction: In Time for Halloween, a Taxonomy of Monsters

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 03:00
Leo Braudy’s “Haunted” probes the cultural and historical origins of ghosts, witches, vampires and zombies.
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12 Books to Read in Your 20s

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 13:53
Five novels, five books of nonfiction and two graphic memoirs to read before you hit 30.
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Grisham shows strengths, flaws In 'The Whistler'

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:32

A corrupt judge and a Native American casino are central to the plot this time.

        
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