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November 2015

Bad luck & trouble

On Quicksand, by Steve Toltz; Paris Nocturne, by Patrick Modiano; The State We’re In, by Ann Beattie; and The Night Stages, by Jane Urquhart.


May 2015

The story of the grail

Reviews of The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro; John the Pupil, by David Flusfeder; Know Your Beholder, by Adam Rapp & Notes from a Dead House, by Fyodor Dostoevsky.


November 2014

Wars & rumors of wars

Reviews of Perfidia, by James Ellroy; In the Wolf’s Mouth, by Adam Foulds; The Zone of Interest, by Martin Amis; and The Laughing Monsters, by Denis Johnson.


May 2014

Man up

Reviews of On Earth as It Is in Heaven, by Davide Enia; All the Birds, Singing, by Evie Wyld; Three Brothers, by Peter Ackroyd; and Mount Terminus, by David Grand.


November 2013

Facing the music

Reviews of Play Pretty Blues by Snowden Wright, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne, The Guts by Roddy Doyle, and Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholson Baker.


May 2013

Fifty million fables

Reviews of Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho, Fight Song by Joshua Mohr, The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte, and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud.


November 2012

Go walkabout

Coverage of Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis, A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers, The Lower River by Paul Theroux, and Voss by Patrick White.


May 2012

The unheimlich maneuver

On The Vanishers, by Heidi Julavits, Hope: A Tragedy, by Shalom Auslander, Gods Without Men, by Hari Kunzru, and Varamo, by César Aira.


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