Strange Bodies

A poor Samuel Johnson scholar sits wrongly imprisoned, the victim of a Silicon Valley conspiracy.  Even worse, he's been dead for months.  Marcel Theroux's surrealist ghost story ably echoes the works of Julio Cortazar and Stephen King.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…