Book Reviews

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Idenity

NPR Books - 3 hours 56 min ago

The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

After 25 Years, A Comics Publisher Pauses To Collect And Reflect

NPR Books - 5 hours 5 min ago

A massive new anthology collects the impressive and varied work of the Montreal-based publisher Drawn And Quarterly, whose comics and graphic novels represent a deeply human kind of storytelling.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

A Lyrical Coming Of Age Tale In 'Bird Hill'

NPR Books - 7 hours 26 min ago

Naomi Jackson's first novel follows a pair of Brooklyn sisters sent to live in their mother's small Barbados hometown. Critic Michael Schaub says "it's not a perfect book, but it's a lovely one."

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?

New York Times book reviews - 9 hours 29 min ago
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.









Categories: Book Reviews

'Philosopher Kings' Leaves Plato's Republic Far Behind

NPR Books - 10 hours 26 min ago

The second volume of Jo Walton's trilogy about the creation of a real-world Republic picks up 30 years after events of the first book. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says it's an expectation-shattering read.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,’ by Kristen Green

New York Times book reviews - 12 hours 29 min ago
After Prince Edward County closed its public schools, black children had no access to education.









Categories: Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way

New York Times book reviews - June 29, 2015 - 12:01pm
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.









Categories: Book Reviews

Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: Audiobooks

NPR Books - June 29, 2015 - 10:37am

We have a conversation with one of our favorite regular-book enthusiasts about the special matter of the audiobook.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

‘Cy Twombly: Late Paintings 2003-2011,’ by Nela Pavlouskova

New York Times book reviews - June 29, 2015 - 9:53am
Cy Twombly’s last paintings celebrate his lifelong interest in flowers, Greek mythology, ships and the sea, and lines of enigmatic writing.









Categories: Book Reviews

Mat Johnson On 'Loving Day' And Life As A 'Black Boy' Who Looks White

NPR Books - June 29, 2015 - 9:31am

As a biracial child growing up in Philadelphia, writer Mat Johnson identified as black – but looked white. His new novel is about a man who returns to his hometown after inheriting a run-down mansion.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’

New York Times book reviews - June 29, 2015 - 1:00am
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.









Categories: Book Reviews

‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos

New York Times book reviews - June 29, 2015 - 1:00am
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.









Categories: Book Reviews

A Bar, Blackjack And Best-Sellers: One Author's Big Break

NPR Books - June 28, 2015 - 1:18pm

Ben Mezrich had been a struggling author, without a regular job and knee-deep in debt. But that all changed at a dive bar in Boston, when Mezrich saw a local college student whip out a $100 bill.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

‘Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century’

New York Times book reviews - June 28, 2015 - 11:02am
Jed Rasula uncovers why Dada didn’t expire along with the isms it either spawned or incorporated.









Categories: Book Reviews

For a specially designed page

New York Times book reviews - June 28, 2015 - 7:58am
For a specially designed page showcasing the first-ever Art Issue of The New York Times Book Review, go here.









Categories: Book Reviews

Like Seinfeld, 'Festival' Is About Nothing... And Everything

NPR Books - June 28, 2015 - 3:03am

Milan Kundera's new novel is short on plot, but don't mistake that for dullness. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says the book is slim, funny and stunningly profound.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

Raised By 5 Different Families, 7 Siblings Are Reunited In 'Bastards'

NPR Books - June 28, 2015 - 1:19am

In her debut memoir Mary Anna King tells the story of her fractured upbringing and how — in the face of poverty — love and hard work were not sufficient to keep her family together.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

Marvel's Half-Black, Half-Latino Spider-Man Is Going Mainstream

NPR Books - June 27, 2015 - 1:07pm

"It won't be [that] Miles is Spider-Man with an asterisk or some kind of adjective or adverb attached to it," says writer Brian Michael Bendis. "He is going to be Spider-Man — just Spider-Man."

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

How To Win The Money Game: A Former NBA Star Shares Financial Advice

NPR Books - June 27, 2015 - 1:06pm

Adonal Foyle has financial advice for professional athletes. "You really have to put money in its proper place," he says. "If we do that, we will respect it — but not give it too much power over us."

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Syndicate content