- September 10, 2001 | The Book Review
- This American Life
By Jonathan Franzen
By Salman Rushdie
- September 18, 2000 | The Book Review
- Big Blue Marble
David Mitchell's ambitious and weighty first novel follows a daisy chain of characters through every time zone and across the gamut of individual experience.
- October 16, 2000 | The Book Review
- Eve's Lemon
Nomi Eve's first novel is billed as a multigenerational historical allegory of Israel. Yet its real subject is simply sex, and the writing is just a sin.
- February 18, 2002 | The Book Review
- Cheat Sheet
A Multitude of Sins
By Richard Ford.
- May 22, 2000 | The Book Review
- Easy Reader
Harold Bloom's windy boasting about the books he's read blows a chance to teach the magic of literature, but Geoffrey O'Brien gets the job done.
- June 26, 2000 | The Book Review
- White Wash
Edmund White's reputation has mushroomed in recent years. But his talent, compared to a younger generation of gay writers, looks like it's shrunk.
- May 29, 2000 | The Book Review
- Roth's Cause
Philip Roth is trying to tell us something in his second artistic wind, a trilogy that binds the American dream to our recent national nightmares.
- September 25, 2000 | The Book Review
- Comics Opera
Set in the comic-book business, Michael Chabon's surprising new novel reaches for grand themes. Could this be the next Great American Novel?
- March 11, 2002 | The Book Review
- Love (Dis)Connection
By John Burnham Schwartz.
Sounds of the River
By Da Chen.
- November 20, 2000 | The Book Review
- Of Ice and Men
In the Land of White Death
By Valerian Albanov.
205 pages; $21.95.