- March 28, 2005 | The Book Review
- Heart of Glass
Ian McEwan raises big questions that his cold, controlling muse can’t answer.
- February 21, 2005 | The Book Review
- Atrocity Exhibition
A Canadian general recounts his efforts to stop the Rwandan genocide—and then to remain sane.
- January 3, 2005 | The Book Review
- The Way We Don't Quite Live Now
A ballyhooed Corrections knockoff from Down Under points up the stalled state of the social novel.
- December 20, 2004 | It Happened This Year: A Guide to 2004
- Hockey Ceased to Matter.
Never mind that the Rangers are on ice. The game itself is dying.
- November 22, 2004 | The Book Review
- Naipaul’s Notes From Underground
The postcolonial master’s new novel takes a bleak, didactic turn.
- November 1, 2004 | The Book Review
- Boys on the Bus
Novelist Stephen Elliott unleashes his wounded innocence on Campaign 2004.
- September 27, 2004 | The Book Review
- His Jewish Problem
In his counterfactual Holocaust novel, Philip Roth transports his unresolved conflicts with American Jews into the Oval Office.