My only wish for this novel was that it was longer.
Honest, introspective and of course curious, Delbanco’s work is a stimulating read that takes the time to stop to think about life with precision and imagination
Before writing his novel, Klein spent three years doing rigorous research to understand the intricacies of his imagined technology and ensure its feasibility.
The stories are shaved to the bone and razor-sharp.
In exquisite prose, Melamed shows us the dark colors of these serrated boundaries, and how people bleed when they push against them.
The rest of Roorbach’s stories operate the same way, sketching simple vignettes with refreshing clarity.
Told from alternating third person perspectives, the novel follows four women who are all juggling business, family, love, sex, pregnancy and existential crises — though not necessarily in that order.
Tóibín’s newest book, “The House of Names,” is an abrupt shift in tone and time; he has jumped from the contemporary to the ancient, from recent history to myth itself.
I wish I could say I got what I paid for, but if time is money in this heterosexist capitalist market economy, then I got even less.
Rising, roaring, riveting — “Swell” is a steady read, slowly escalating until the pages start to teem with the anxiety of every character’s life bursting through its seams.