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Book Reviews Archive

August 10, 2009
Incoherent Vice

My Thomas Pynchon problem.

August 3, 2009
Moby-Dick in the Desert

Unplug the phone. There’s a new William T. Vollmann book.

July 13, 2009
Comics Relief

Finally, the great New York (graphic) novel.

April 27, 2009
Everybody’s Columbine

Dave Cullen examines how we process inexplicable tragedy.

March 23, 2009
A Hideous, Vital Warmth

Wells Tower’s beautiful stories about gut-wrenching violence.

February 23, 2009
Hand Off

Loving, and mourning, scribbling.

February 16, 2009
Love and Terror

A new novel declares war on apolitical fiction. And wins by losing.

January 5, 2009
Snark Attack

In a new book, David Denby rages against mean-spirited humor but misses the point.

December 22, 2008
Wake Up, Little Susie

The early journals of Susan Sontag reveal a pretentious, insecure, surprisingly lovable narcissist.

December 1, 2008
The Basketball Dork’s Bible

How much hoops analysis is too much?

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