Jonathan Franzen’s latest book, ‘Crossroads,’ is a sweeping look at a family coming apart at the seams and a potent moral examination of the self-righteous fixations of white progressives.
Novelist Alex Michaelides’s second book, ‘The Maidens,’ fails to live up the promise of his first big bestseller ‘The Silent Patient.’
In the novelization of his most recent film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ the famed director entertains and offers some surprisingly intimate and unguarded commentary on his love of movies.
The latest novel from ‘Fight Club’ author Chuck Palahniuk is another satisfying, if superficial, examination of the intersection of victimhood and dark impulses.
Ray Bradbury’s work contains just the right amount of nostalgia, innocence, and genuine fright to enjoy on All Hallow’s Eve.
As civilization crumbles around us, Bradbury and his fiction offer several primordial lessons we would be prudent to reconsider.
Summer, plus a new baby requiring lots of sitting around cuddling, has set me up to relax with a few good reads while I watch my other kids splash around. Try them yourself.
Lawrence Wright’s second novel, ‘The End of October,’ just happens to be about a global coronavirus outbreak—it’s fine thriller, if the uncomfortable resemblance to real-life events doesn’t make you squirm.
The venerable master of horror’s new book, ‘If It Bleeds,’ is a dispiriting collection of mostly uninspired novellas.
In Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments,’ she expands upon the dystopian vision created by ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and reveals political complexities that many ardent fans overlook.
In Lee Child’s ‘Blue Moon,’ the popular and indomitable action hero Jack Reacher is back, and the results are typically satisfying.
The setting for Leigh Bardugo’s acclaimed new fantasy novel ‘Ninth House’ is Yale, and it’s an unintentionally revealing look at the lies our elites tell themselves to maintain their power.
In her satirical take on Gothic fiction, Austen pokes fun at some of the overwrought conventions prevalent at the time, but is careful not to condemn the genre as a whole.
The bestselling author of historical fiction got a bad rap in literary circles, but his rejection of postmodernism has given rise to jaded and unfair judgments of his epic storytelling.
‘Spymaster,’ the latest entry in Brad Thor’s wildly popular thriller series, has a ripped-from-the-headlines plot about Russia undermining NATO.
Political humorist Christopher Buckley, having decided that the Trump era has made contemporary satire impossible, turns back the clock and finds plenty of laughs in a novel about seventeenth-century America in ‘The Judge Hunter.’
Tom Wolfe set a new standard in both the world of fiction and nonfiction, and with his passing, all we’re left with are pipsqueak visionaries.
CNN host Jake Tapper’s new novel, ‘The Hellfire Club,’ is a regrettable Washington thriller full of cardboard characters, absurd plotting, and relentless historical exposition.
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