Book Reviews

Open Book: Start of a Long Trip

New York Times book reviews - May 21, 2015 - 9:27pm
Mark Z. Danielewski’s visually stylized novel “The Familiar” is the first in a planned series of 27 books.







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Letters: The Undead Novel

New York Times book reviews - May 21, 2015 - 1:59pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins,” David K. Shipler’s “Freedom of Speech” and more.







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Edna O’Brien: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - May 21, 2015 - 8:59am
The author, most recently, of “The Love Object” says Joyce staked his claim on Dublin, and it was left to Yeats, J. M. Synge and Beckett “to give us the landscape of the country in all its beauty, savagery, ghostliness and loneliness.”







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The World Of 'Gracekeepers' Is Immersed In Water — And Secrets

NPR Books - May 21, 2015 - 3:18am

Kirsty Logan's debut novel follows a traveling circus floating through a drowned world where "damplings" aspire to live on the rare patches of land, and hints of magic provide a fairytale feel.

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‘Do No Harm,’ by Henry Marsh

New York Times book reviews - May 21, 2015 - 1:30am
A neurosurgeon’s account combines biography, descriptions of operations and considerations of policy.







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ArtsBeat: Laszlo Krasznahorkai Wins Man Booker International Prize

New York Times book reviews - May 20, 2015 - 6:55am
Mr. Krasznahorkai, the author of “Satantango,” is the sixth winner of the award.







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ArtsBeat: Barbra Streisand Memoir Coming in 2017

New York Times book reviews - May 20, 2015 - 5:00am
Viking has acquired the memoir by the actor, singer and director.







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'Seveneves' Blows Up The Moon — And That's Just The Beginning

NPR Books - May 20, 2015 - 3:03am

Neal Stephenson's new epic starts big and gets bigger. Critic Jason Sheehan says that while the book can bog down in details, if the world really were ending, you'd want Stephenson by your side.

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The Science Of 'Collected Fiction' Is Pure Magic

NPR Books - May 20, 2015 - 3:03am

Finnish sci-fi author Hannu Rajaniemi's new collection spans everything from haunted spacesuits to the HMV logo. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says her only criticism is that not every story is perfect.

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‘The Rocks,’ by Peter Nichols

New York Times book reviews - May 20, 2015 - 1:30am
A novel traces a couple’s long estrangement, then their courtship.







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‘England and Other Stories,’ by Graham Swift

New York Times book reviews - May 20, 2015 - 1:30am
The stories in Graham Swift’s collection find Englishmen at vulnerable points in their lives.







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