- December 13, 2010 |
- 2008–2009: After an October Surprise …
… the new president handles the financial crisis with aplomb.
- November 30, 2009 |
- Celestial Marriage
The Romneys experience couples’ massage.
- June 1, 1998 | The Book Review
- Best Western
Just when it seemed his "Border Trilogy" had thundered out of control comes Cormac McCarthy with a novel that lassoes the first two neatly.
- May 10, 1999 | The Book Review
- Second Coming
Paula Fox's "Desperate Characters," reissued after 28 years, hardly feels dated -- one definition of great literature.
- June 28, 1999 | The Book Review
- Leap of Faith
The cobbled-together "Juneteenth" makes one wonder -- did Ralph Ellison ever intend to let the evangelical Reverend Hickman loose?
- August 9, 1999 | The Book Review
- Lost Generation X
Geoff Dyer's "Paris Trance" follows Fitzgerald back to France -- with ecstasy in place of vin rouge. But here, the City of Light is dimmer.
- August 10, 1998 | The Book Review
- As L.A. Dying
In "Ecology of Fear," Mike Davis takes cruel pleasure in describing the disasters -- natural and man-made -- awaiting the Pompeii of the Pacific.
- January 25, 1999 | The Book Review
- More Than Zero
For a few hundred pages of his new novel, Bret Ellis makes art out of vacuous night crawlers and brand names. Then -- too bad -- he tries to make a point.
- September 6, 1999 | The Book Review
- Hitler in Bed
Ron Hansen is a very good writer, but did we really need someone to imagine the (predictably nauseating) sex life of the personification of evil?
- October 25, 1999 | The Book Review
- Toy Story
In Michael Lewis's new book, a "Last Tycoon"-ish tale of brilliant excess, a Silicon Valley genius builds the tallest sailboat in the world.