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The Blue Guitar by John Banville 0

The Blue Guitar by John Banville

★★★★★ John Banville is an astonishing wordsmith and delivers with The Blue Guitar a rhapsodic novel from the upper echelons of contemporary literature. His sentences are for savoring: ambrosiac chains of clauses so good...

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood 0

Best New Books to Read: September 2015 Releases

Purity by Jonathan Franzen Millennial malaise, digital over saturation, masculinity and contemporary feminism are on the menu in Jonathan Franzen’s new sweeping epic starring a mid-twenties college graduate named Pip “Purity” Tyler. (FSG, September...

Purity by Jonathan Franzen 0

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

★★☆☆☆ Jonathan Franzen, author of the divisive and monumental novels Freedom and The Corrections carries with him an aura of literary importance. Since the publication of The Corrections nearly fifteen years ago, his books...

A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball 0

A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

★★★★☆ It is better to consider Jesse Ball a text-based artist than simply a novelist: his books are far from traditionally fulfilling narratives but instead captivating volumes of expressive, theoretical exploration. Dialogue-driven, A Cure...