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Book Reviews Archive

May 7, 2012

Our body clocks have social jet lag. And it’s making most of us a little crazy.

April 9, 2012
Not-So-Fun Homes

Two lesbian literary titans take on their greatest demon: Mom.

February 6, 2012
School of Hard Knocks

Writing guru Ben Marcus has finally learned an important lesson. His own.

January 30, 2012
Never-Never Land

Lamenting the hard lives of young girls, Caitlin Flanagan ends up in a dream world all her own.

October 31, 2011
Come Aboard

Michael Ondaatje has made a career out of stiff-arming readers. So why is he finally inviting them in?

October 24, 2011
Don’t Look Away

A photographic collection of averted eyes.

October 24, 2011
Nasty, Brutish, and Long

Steven Pinker’s new history is vivid on the brutality of premodern life. And blind to the depravity of our own.

October 10, 2011
The Secret Gardener

Alan Hollinghurst unlocks Brit lit.

August 8, 2011
What Just Happened?

Amy Waldman takes a trip into the uncanny valley of ground zero.

August 1, 2011
Past Due

Simon Reynolds’s Retromania looks back at a pop culture that has, for years now, done nothing but look back.