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.’
The latest novel from ‘Fight Club’ author Chuck Palahniuk is another satisfying, if superficial, examination of the intersection of victimhood and dark impulses.
Jeanine Cummins’ bestselling novel ‘American Dirt’ has elicited protests over the author’s lack of Latinx credentials, but the bigger problem is that the book is plodding moralistic melodrama.
‘Spymaster,’ the latest entry in Brad Thor’s wildly popular thriller series, has a ripped-from-the-headlines plot about Russia undermining NATO.
Tim Powers’ latest novel, ‘Alternate Routes,’ is both a thrilling mash-up of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and a work of startling moral sophistication.
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.’
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.
Mark Helprin’s latest novel, ‘Paris in the Present Tense,’ is an ode to fighting anti-Semitism, the beauty of music, and never giving up hope.
‘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.
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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