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Book Reviews Archive

February 19, 2007
The Shotaholic

Pistol Pete was a brilliant and possibly insane player who sadly predated basketball’s highlight age.

January 22, 2007

Come on, Martin Amis, you can do worse than this.

December 4, 2006
Thomas Pynchon vs. the World

Against the Day is exhausting, twisted, and paranoid. But that doesn’t mean Pynchon can’t also be fun.

November 13, 2006
The Feminine Mistake

Laura Kipnis engages in a very ambitious analysis—what ails women?—but fails to deliver a cure.

October 30, 2006
Truly Heartbreaking

In his new novel about a Sudanese refugee, Dave Eggers delivers nothing short of genius.

October 23, 2006
Fillet of Soul

Andrew Sullivan strips conservatism to its core, slicing out the fundamentalism. But his most interesting argument is with himself.

October 16, 2006
A Man Walks Out of a Bar

Can notorious pickup artist Neil Strauss really leave the game behind?

September 25, 2006
The Giant Boy

Orson Welles eats his biographer.

September 18, 2006
Orifice Rex

From whence does the sublime emerge? In his wonderful new novel, Memorial, Bruce Wagner has some ideas.

August 21, 2006
All Un-Alone in the City

Why the latest chatter about friendship doesn’t feel very relevant to New York.

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