Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Empire of Sin’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:02
Gary Krist discusses “Empire of Sin” and Maria Russo talks about this week’s Children’s Books section.






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Children's Books: ‘In Real Life,’ by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A teenager joins an all-female online group and is given a troubling assignment with real-world repercussions.
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Children's Books: ‘The Doubt Factory’ and ‘Love Is the Drug’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two young adult thrillers exploit the conventions of genre to offer head-on critiques of today’s political landscape.
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‘How Google Works,’ by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two technology executives explain the business methods behind Google’s groundbreaking success.
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Children's Books: ‘Afterworlds,’ by Scott Westerfeld

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
This young adult novel’s 18-year-old protagonist is the author of her own young adult novel about life after death.
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Children's Books: ‘Ambassador’ and ‘Lowriders in Space’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Latino characters take readers on a journey into the cosmos in these middle-grade books.
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Johanna Skibsrud’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
From Washington to Paris, four interwoven characters grapple with guilt and injustice.
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Children's Books: Christopher Paul Curtis’s ‘Madman of Piney Woods’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In a small Canadian town in 1901, boys from very different backgrounds meet, bond and solve a mystery together.
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‘The Laughing Monsters,’ by Denis Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In Denis Johnson’s new novel, set in Africa, a spy and his ne’er-do-well friend plan to become rich by exploiting post-9/11 politics.
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Children's Books: ‘As an Oak Tree Grows,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Three picture books appeal to children’s fascination with trees, providing information and flights of imagination.
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Author's Note: A Manual for Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The author credits the official guide of the Boy Scouts of America for his secondary education.
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Children's Books: ‘Arcady’s Goal,’ by Eugene Yelchin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
For Eugene Yelchin’s young hero, athletic prowess becomes a means of surviving Stalinist oppression.
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Jane Smiley’s ‘Some Luck’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Jane Smiley’s novel, the first in a planned trilogy, follows an Iowa family over three transformative decades in America.
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‘A World Elsewhere,’ by Sigrid MacRae

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The author’s mother remained in Germany through World War II.
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Children's Books: ‘100 Sideways Miles,’ by Andrew Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A boy injured in a bizarre accident yearns to break free of his overprotective novelist father in this young adult novel.
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‘Censors at Work,’ by Robert Darnton

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Robert Darnton probes the history of censorship and finds it isn’t always what we think it is.
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John Darnielle’s ‘Wolf in White Van’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A fantasy role-playing game ends in death.
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Children's Books: ‘Wildlife’ and ‘Even in Paradise’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
These coming-of-age novels find the heady days of high school filled with friendships, secrets, romance and treachery.
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Letters: ‘In Security’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Readers respond to recent reviews of James Risen’s “Pay Any Price,” Nell Zink’s “The Wallcreeper” and more.
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Children's Books: ‘The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The subjects of four picture-book biographies make their marks: a linguist, an engineer, an astrophysicist . . . and a movie dog.
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