Recommended listening: David Naimon talks with Neal Stephenson about his new novel, Seveneves. Pair with Chris Barsanti‘s Millions review.
Book review: Craig Lambert argues that technology has created a middle-class serfdom preventing us from enjoying life The post Exposing the workers in the modern-day shadows: us appeared first on Macleans.ca.
We’re about a third of the way through this year’s RITA® Reader Challenge and I want to thank everyone so far for participating! We’ve had some great reviews! However, we also understand that life happens, and we have some books still needing to be reviewed and are passed their deadline. Show More Summary
Paul Falkowski's book is a big read about a little thing: the sophisticated, durable bacteria The post Microbes prove that size doesn’t matter appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Book review: Graham Swift's morose stylings come through in his pensive short story collection The post Seeing life through grim prose-coloured glasses appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and...Show More Summary
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I first discovered Sarah Mayberry last year with her self published novel Satisfaction . I enjoyed that so much that I started picking up some of her earlier backlist. When I saw this one was up on the RITA Reader Challenge list, I had already picked up a copy but hadn’t had time to read it yet. Show More Summary
David Nicholls wonders: When researching a novel, is Google maps enough?
Usually when I approach a book for review, I carefully analyze the positive and negative qualities of said book and then determine a grade, often with a great deal of to-ing and fro-ing. In the case of Her Kind of Trouble, I knew from the first that the grade was going to be a nice, solid B. Show More Summary
This month marks Dante‘s 750th birthday. In an essay for the New Yorker John Kleiner considers what the poet means to Italy, from the middle schools where his poetry is taught to pre-teens to televised readings of the Paradiso in sp...
Ann Van Buren reviews Paul Muldoon's One Thousand Things Worth Knowing today in Rumpus Poetry.
It’s time for our monthly thread of reader recommendation and discussion, where you tell us what you’re reading and we all buy a heaping ton of books because romance readers. Right? Right. I’ll start: I’m on a road trip this weekend,...Show More Summary
TRIGGER WARNINGS UP THE WAZOO, PEOPLE. Torture, sexual assault. Even beyond those things, it’s a dark, dark episode with a lot of terrible things happening. I promise you I will not use any explicit gifs for this episode or next episode. Show More Summary
Evelyn Evelyn, Evelyn Evelyn There have been only two instances in which I purchased music based solely on the album art. Both times I was encouraged by my favorite record shopping partner, The A.V. Club’s digital manager, David Anthony. Show More Summary
Jessie Carty reviews Sally Keith's River House today in Rumpus Poetry.
A cornucopia of political platitude is the American opiate of the moment, drawing a hazy veil over American injustice and inequity. That is the thrust of John O'Kane's just-out book: A People's Manifesto, available now on Amazon. But...Show More Summary
Tatum O’Neal and her son Kevin McEnroe, both sober and healthy, are celebrating the publication of his debut novel.
Jessica Knoll’s novel “Luckiest Girl Alive,” which is No. 12 on the hardcover fiction list, is the latest best seller with a mean girl for a protagonist.
New books by Sarah Manguso, Edward Mendelson, Donald Hall, Mohsin Hamid and Ander Monson.