Author: Mark Flanagan

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The Overstory by Richard Powers

★★★★☆ To say that The Overstory is a book about trees would be like saying Moby-Dick is a book about a whale. Richard Powers’ latest novel is a multi-layered, multi-generational epic that interweaves the...

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Zen and Gone by Emily France

★★★★☆ Emily France wastes no time plunging her readers straight into the crisis of Zen and Gone. No sooner do we crack the book’s spine than we find our heroine, 17-year-old Essa McKree, searching...

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R.I.P. Tom Wolfe (1931-2018)

Sad to hear of Tom Wolfe’s passing yesterday. Wolfe, author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, revolutionized journalism in the 1960s, the effects of which...

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway 0

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

★★☆☆☆ Nick Harkaway’s Gnomon opens a future London – a surveillance state known as the System in which millions of cameras, microphones and other sensors gather information. Health issues are a thing of the...

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Best Books of 2017: Mark’s Picks

Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis had, over the course of years, established an unusual friendship with Lou Reed, famous for his belligerence with reporters. In Lou Reed: A Life, DeCurtis painstakingly tells Reed’s...