Book Reviews

Fiction: A Roundup of New Horror, All Indebted to an Early Master

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:00am
Richard Matheson’s legacy is felt in stories of mysterious figures and horrible, dawning realities.
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Books of The Times: ‘Sticky Fingers’ Captures Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner and the Culture He Helped Create

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 1:57pm
The biographer Joe Hagan understands why a rock magazine editor matters to the history of the 20th century.
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profile: Is Anna Faris Unqualified?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:45am
Her new memoir, which blends relationship advice with reflections on her romantic follies, comes at an awkward time.
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Nonfiction: The Pop-Culture Evolution of Frankenstein’s Monster

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:00am
In “Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years,” Christopher Frayling resurrects Mary Shelley’s classic through the countless visual adaptations of its monster.
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Fiction: A Set of Brilliant Miniatures by the Author of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:00am
With “Five-Carat Soul,” his debut story collection, James McBride explores race, masculinity, music and history.
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The Book Review Podcast: From Podcast to Book With Marc Maron

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12pm
Marc Maron discusses “Waiting for the Punch,” and Victor Sebestyen talks about his new biography of Lenin.
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Newsbook: 3 Books That Explore Catalonia’s Fight for Independence

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:48pm
The secessionist movement has been prominent for years.
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Nonfiction: A Portrait of Stalin in All His Murderous Contradictions

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:59am
The second volume of Stephen Kotkin’s biography “Stalin” reveals the ideologue and the opportunist.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:45am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:37am
In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.
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Ivory Tower: Unknown Unknowns: Three Inquiries Into Religion

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
What is religion? New books by a philosopher, a sociologist and a theologian give different answers.
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Fiction: One Woman’s Liberation, Set Against the Russian Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
Janet Fitch’s historical novel, “The Revolution of Marina M.,” follows a young aristocrat-turned-Bolshevik as she navigates political and personal upheaval.
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The Shortlist: The Roots of Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
Four new books explore the philosophical and political sources of the Russian Revolution, its early influences and how it influenced other movements.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: Van Jones Sees More Political Rebellions on the Horizon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
In “Beyond the Messy Truth,” new on the nonfiction best-seller list, the CNN commentator blames an elitist system for the state of the country.
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Fiction: Anti-Semitism Heralds a Grim Future in This Classic Romanian Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
The Jewish protagonist of Mihail Sebastian’s “For Two Thousand Years” wonders what it means to love a country that doesn’t love him back.
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Fiction: Trying to Follow the Muse While Domestic Life Calls

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
In Cherise Wolas’s debut novel, “The Resurrection of Joan Ashby,” a writer struggles to recover her footing and her self after raising a family.
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Open Book: A Quiet Member of the Canon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
“A Difficult Death” is the first critical biography in English of the 19th-century Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsen.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: an endorsement of James Billington’s sharp intellectual study of Russian culture.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:00am
Readers respond to Jan Morris’s review of “Victoria & Abdul” and more.
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