Reviews

REVIEWS

A New Book from a Writer Who’s Not Afraid of Controversy

A New Book from a Writer Who’s Not Afraid of Controversy

If your Facebook and Twitter feeds are anything like mine, they blew up around 10 a.m. Eastern time yesterday when news broke of the Supreme Court’s rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Many of my friends […]

by × June 27, 2013 ×

NEW IN PAPERBACK

A Funny, Madcap Gone Girl

A Funny, Madcap Gone Girl

Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette is newly out in paperback, and the cover is emblazoned with reasons you should read it, but the one that sold me is actually on the back, in the author’s bio: “Before turning to […]

by × May 3, 2013 ×

FANTASY

A Book Starring A Fat, Middle-Aged Demon-Hunter

A Book Starring A Fat, Middle-Aged Demon-Hunter

Editor’s note: Joel is reading his way through the finalists for the 2012 Nebula Award for best sci-fi/fantasy novel. Read his introduction here. The mainstream success of Game of Thrones aside, it’s easy to see why many readers might find […]

by × April 26, 2013 ×

REVIEWS

A Valentine to Young Love and 80s Movies

A Valentine to Young Love and 80s Movies

It’s no surprise that Rainbow Rowell chose the 1980s as the setting for Eleanor & Park, her first YA novel. After all, the 1980s were arguably the Golden Age of the teen movie (see The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, […]

by × April 17, 2013 ×

REVIEWS

A Re-Imagining of Jane Eyre—With Faeries

A Re-Imagining of Jane Eyre—With Faeries

Editor’s note: Joel is reading his way through the finalists for the 2012 Nebula Award for best sci-fi/fantasy novel. Read his introduction here. Reimaginings of classics can be risky. Stick too close to the original and your story feels tired, […]

by × April 15, 2013 ×

FICTION

Review: Alif the Unseen

Review: Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen is a novel about political unrest in the Middle East, fueled by hackers and subversives on the internet who are angry about the way their governments are controlling their lives and cracking down hard on the digital […]

by × February 26, 2013 ×