Displaying articles for: July 2010

The Terrorists

A new edition of the classic crime series from Sweden is a chance to revisit the exploits of Stockholm sleuth Martin Beck.



The seventeenth and latest volume from one of America’s most esteemed poets explores realms of conscience and consciousness.


Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

In his second mix tape of a memoir, Rob Sheffield looks to Duran Duran to guide him through his adolescence, and the 80s.


Fur, Fortune, and Empire

A new history of the fur trade in America puts the trapper at the center of our nation’s emergence onto the world stage.


Red Hook Road

When a young couple is killed, their parents are left to pick up the pieces -- and bridge the gap between them. Read more...

So Cold the River

Evil haunts a picturesque Indiana town in this ghostly thriller.


Thieves of Manhattan

An ingenious literary fraud takes an unexpected turn in this blackly comic tale.


April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.