Author: Jeff Alford

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco 0

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

★★☆☆☆ In Umberto Eco’s slight new novel Numero Zero, a struggling writer named Dottor Colonna agrees to ghostwrite a memoir for Simei, the future head of Domani, a yet-to-be-published newspaper. Simei’s intentions with Domani...

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson 0

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

★☆☆☆☆ William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale may be his most confounding play. With a first act full of inconsolable tragedy, The Winter’s Tale derails into a pastoral comedy of forgiveness; it is an enigmatic,...

Quicksand by Steve Toltz 0

Quicksand by Steve Toltz

★★★★☆ Steve Toltz’s Quicksand is a maniacally funny novel about friendship, hope and the human condition; it is a work at once soul-lifting and spirit-crushing, capable of eliciting both uproarious laughter and inward cringe...

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood 1

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

★☆☆☆☆ Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last is a rambling wastelands-and-corporations dystopian novel that catatonically strips into a fragmented, forced story about sexuality and 21st-century kink. When we first meet our protagonists, the young...