The Good Reader
September 04, 2012

The literary community needs more smart criticism, not less positive criticism.

The Myth of the Londoner
September 03, 2012

A sentimental attachment to the idea of “the Londoner” gets the better of these historians.

Sex Haven
August 30, 2012

To boil it down: Nathan Harden likes standing up for women, but he is less fond of women who stand up for themselves.

Eyes on the Prize
August 29, 2012

Sean Trende, a senior elections analyst, believes that the very notion of long-lasting political realignments is a myth.

Monster Mash-Up
August 28, 2012

For Victor LaValle the supernatural is a means to heighten the horrors that have always inspired his work.

The Syndicate
August 27, 2012

Like most books about the movement the biography is generally uncritical of its subject and skirts episodes that might discredit the cause.

Old Wives' Tales
August 23, 2012

The argument of The Wives is twofold: great writers have demanding habits, and that the women who tended to those habits deserve recognition.

A Very Particular Place
August 22, 2012

As "part-returnee and part-tourist" Noo Saro-Wiwa chronicles Nigeria's path to globalism.

The Striver
August 21, 2012

This book is both a lament for Bombay’s exploited beautiful things and a celebration of their steely independence.

Puff Piece
August 20, 2012

Smoke Signals is not the authoritative weed history you have been looking for, unless you need a mélange of anecdotes for your stoner lair.