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.
In ‘Fools and Mortals,’ Bernard Cornwell brings a lighter version of the grit and contention of his military historical fiction to Shakespeare’s theater.
Looking back, it turns out that no book I ever read was about me. None of that matters when reading fiction. But celebrated author Junot Díaz just doesn’t get it.
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