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Zero K by Don DeLillo

★★★★★ “Do you ever feel unfleshed?” A character asks towards the end of Don DeLillo’s horrifyingly timely new novel, Zero K. All the coded impulses you depend on to guide you. All the sensors...

Peacekeeping by Mischa Berlinski 0

Peacekeeping by Mischa Berlinski

★★★☆☆ Mischa Berlinski’s primary talent as a writer is his supreme humanity. A new writer on the literary scene, he’s already been marked as one to watch. His second novel, Peacekeeping, is good. Not...

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 0

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

★★★★★ As a child, Hope Jahren spent hours in her father’s science laboratory, and from her mother she inherited a love of language. These earliest influences find an auspicious union in Lab Girl, Jahren’s...

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan 0

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan

★★★★☆ Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero is a captivating biography of Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) and his indispensable contributions to Irish-American identity. Meagher’s incredible life is...

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt 0

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt

★★★☆☆ Particularly revered by Julio Cortazar, Roberto Arlt’s The Seven Madmen is a peculiar sort of social commentary. The story opens with the weak-willed Remo Erdosain being accused of stealing 600 pesos from his...