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Book Reviews Archive

July 24, 2006

Winkie, Clifford Chase’s bizarre first novel, is far more than a one-note indictment of human-rights abuses. It’s also a parable, a bedtime story, and a phenomenal character study of a teddy bear.

July 24, 2006
Curious Georges

Georges Simenon, prolific genius of literary reduction, takes readers on a very bad road trip.

July 17, 2006
One Hell of a Divorce

In Ken Kalfus’s 9/11 satire, the war at home has never been nastier.

June 5, 2006
Rabbit Is Radical

John Updike’s Terrorist puts us in the head of a man with 72 virgins on his mind.

June 5, 2006
Arrested Development

Curtis Sittenfeld’s post-Prep novel.

May 29, 2006

With this clone-clogged novel, Michel Houellebecq proves definitively that he’s no Céline.

May 8, 2006
Death Becomes Him

Philip Roth confronts age and beauty, and turnsówell, not exactly sentimental, but surprisingly warm.

April 24, 2006
Pasta and Kidney Stones

The charmed, tortured writer’s life of Gay Talese.

April 17, 2006
Thirteen Going On Eternity

A novelist who’s imagined the end of the world turns to an even more apocalyptic period: adolescence.

March 13, 2006
Young Adult Fiction

Macaulay Culkin on his first novel, Michael Jackson, and the self-consciousness of fame.

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