Book Reviews

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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Bookends: Is It Harder to Write Humorously Than It Is to Write Seriously?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 04:00
James Parker and Rivka Galchen discuss the difficulty in writing funny.
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Nonfiction: New True-Crime Books for Fall

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 03:00
In this season’s true crime books, mysteries set in Indianapolis; Austin, Tex.; Louisiana; and elsewhere.
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Nonfiction: Six Centuries of Madness: An Asylum’s History

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 03:00
“This Way Madness Lies,” Mike Jay’s history of the asylum Bedlam, tracks attitudes toward mental illness.
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New book captures 'Heart' of Pat Conroy's writing

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:42

The popular writer, who died earlier this year, leaves behind a new collection.

        
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Ship that saved 7 in 'Perfect Storm' to be sunk off N.J.

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 12:55

The Tamaroa overcame gale-force winds, 40-foot waves in 1993, a rescue effort immortalized in the book and film 'The Perfect Storm.'

        
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Fiction: Six New Thrillers for Fall

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 03:00
The season’s thrillers include Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, “Night School,” and Francesca Kay’s “The Long Room,” about a British spy in London in 1981.
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Nonfiction: Why Are Americans So Anxious?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 03:00
In “America the Anxious,” the British observer Ruth Whippman argues that Americans’ striving for happiness makes us miserable.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 04:03

Look for new books from John Grisham, Pat Conroy and Dana Perino.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 04:03

Spend your weekend reading 'The Wangs vs. the World.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 10:32
Beth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”
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Fiction: ‘The Red Car’: A Novel of Furious Action and Furious Ideas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:23
Marcy Dermansky’s “The Red Car” is a propulsive novel that still makes you stop and think.
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Fiction: An Ovid-Loving Loner Moves to Miami Beach

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:23
In Jane Alison’s “Nine Island,” a woman faces her romantic future.
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