Book Reviews

Essay: Fiction’s New Fake Drugs: A Preliminary Pharmacopoeia

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 4:00am
From Infermiterol to Verbaluce, contemporary literature is awash in invented prescribables. The novelist Jonathan Lethem diagnoses the malaise.
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Further reading: Do You Want to Read More About China?

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 12/22/2018 - 7:59pm
Here are some suggestions from the Times Book Review archives to get you started.
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further reading: Off the Book Lists

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 12/22/2018 - 2:05pm
Here is a collection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry that didn’t make the “10 Best” or the “100 Notables,” but our editors still found them worthy of attention.
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The Book Review Podcast: Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Michelle Obama’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 2:31pm
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian discusses the former first lady’s story and the ways in which it dovetails with America’s Great Migration.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 9:27am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Jane Howard on Betty Ford.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 9:18am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Sketchbook | : The 12 Best Book Covers of 2018

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
We think you can judge a year by its book covers.
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Inside the List: Doughnut Shops, Dive Bars and Diners

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
Those places frequented by some of your favorite literary characters? They might be real.
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The Shortlist: Three New Chilling Page-Turners Feature Unlikely Psychopaths

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
A middle-aged businessman, an old lady with a walker, a domestic violence victim: The protagonists of these thrillers aren’t what they seem.
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Fiction: A Dystopian Thriller From Joyce Carol Oates

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
After many blood-filled novels, Oates has written a book, “Hazards of Time Travel,” in which the victim is America.
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Children’s Books: Novels That Freshen Up Some Well-Worn Classics

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
“Pride and Prejudice” and “Beowulf” get a new, modern look, and three fairy tales about female beauty get mashed up into a tale of two magical sisters.
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Fiction: A Family Splinters in ‘All the Lives We Never Lived’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
In Anuradha Roy’s melancholy new novel, an older man, poring through a cache of letters, grapples with the decades-old mystery of his mother’s disappearance.
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Crime: Best Crime Novels of 2018

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s picks from the year’s mysteries — for the most original murder method, the toughest puzzle, the creepiest setting, even the loudest bang for the buck.
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Nonfiction: The Not-So-Dumb Objects That Smartphones Have Led Us to Ignore

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
Two new books, David Edwards’s “Creating Things That Matter” and Glenn Adamson’s “Fewer, Better Things,” argue for a return to the material world.
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New in Paperback: ‘Ramp Hollow,’ ‘Freshwater’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: Ingrid Sischy’s Genius: Portraits of Contemporary Culture

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 4:00am
“Nothing Is Lost: Selected Essays” offers a sampling of the famed editor and critic’s cutting-edge reports on the art and artifice of American life.
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Profile: Celeste Ng Is More Than a Novelist

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 1:49pm
Her knack for domestic engineering in her stories have found commercial success. Now she’s using that power to give other writers a boost.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography of the Architect Philip Johnson, the ‘Man in the Glass House’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 1:00pm
Mark Lamster’s book recounts the long and productive life of an architect who had an outsize influence on the art form throughout the 20th century.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 12:32pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Ian Rankin: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 4:00am
The crime writer, whose new Rebus novel is “In a House of Lies,” is giving his archives to the National Library of Scotland: “There might be material there for some future Ph.D. researcher … long after I’m dead.”
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