The Self-Made Man
September 28, 2011
The nameless narrator of Lawrence Douglas’ new novel seems cut out to be the butt of an academic satire. Like so many fictional professors before him—
The Argument for the Prosecution
September 26, 2011
Kathryn Sikkink’s important book fills a yawning gap in the literature of atrocity crimes. A political science professor at the University of Minnesot
Is the Internet Turning Books into Perpetual Works-in-Progress?
September 22, 2011
Richard North Patterson remembers the moment he learned that Osama bin Laden was dead. He was watching television on a Sunday evening two days before the publication of his latest novel, The Devil’s Light, in which Al Qaeda plans a nuclear attack on America for the decade anniversary of 9/11. Wolf Blitzer, grave-faced, said something about a major national security announcement. And immediately, Patterson knew. “I sat there like a man in a catatonic state,” he recalled.