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.
‘A Legacy of Spies,’ the new novel by John Le Carré, is an anti-climactic mess eclipsed by the espionage master’s inability to grapple with contemporary political realities.
As vacation begins, decades of K-12 education research tells us that summertime is when the academic paths of higher- and lower-performing students most radically diverge.
Kids don’t need potty humor and malicious pranks to start reading books. They just need a good, interesting story.
His parents? Dead. His favorite goat, Taog? Even more dead. His home? Burned dead to the ground. John G. McNamara had only one thing left: a taste for vengeance.
J.K. Rowling may have an army of grown-up children to pile on her Twitter enemies, but she’s still a bad writer. Her adult fans like it because they don’t want to think too hard.
We live in an attention-deficient, hectic, technology-riddled society, but we can fight the tide of clickbait and soundbites by using technology’s tools to foster learning and mental acuity.
Humanity in ‘The Expanse’ is at a crossroads, and how they approach the hand dealt to them will determine their near future. It’s the same for us.
One of the year’s most celebrated novels asks us to see national politics as a consuming obsession that both masks and projects our deepest personal failings.
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