Maggie Shipstead

The Phony Transgressiveness of 'Tampa'
This summer's big, erotic novel is like 'Lolita' without the charm
July 03, 2013

Tampa invokes but doesn't challenge the sexual double standards it presents.  

Isabel Allende and the Decline of Magical Realism
April 23, 2013

Is magic realism an excuse for fuzzy wish-fulfillment? 

Disturbia—Will Self’s Experiment
January 17, 2013

Will Self's tries to abandon linear conventions in "Self" but just can't free himself from their grasp.