Reviews

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Eimear McBride

If the prose style we encounter is initially resistant to our usual expectations, it acquires its own kind of clarity in advancing the narrative.

I Called Him Necktie – Milena Michiko Flašar

We realize: no one is what they seem. We realize: everyone has private tragedies; everyone is a tiny book.

Kamal Jann – Dominique Eddé

It is a spy novel, a romance, a society novel, a psychological novel, it is littered with aphoristic reflections, moments of literary criticism, cultural and political analyses.

Into the Go-Slow – Bridgett M. Davis

Into the Go-Slow highlights the difficulty of understanding the world’s many contrasts and contradictions.

Consumed – David Cronenberg

Consumed’s treatment of exotic and unusual STDs, the line between mental illness and unpleasant insight, uneasy sex, and gore is assured and well executed.

The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell

What I had thought was going to be a fairly standard teenage narrative was obviously going somewhere else entirely.

Mr. Gwyn – Alessandro Baricco

The result of Baricco’s game of omission could be seen either as an overweight but undefined metaphor, or an eerie suggestion of the ineffable power of words.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki – Haruki Murakami

The real beauty of the books, Colorless Tsukuru and all the rest, comes from the intimate relationship Murakami has with his readers.

The Future for Curious People – Gregory Sherl

Let’s just say that if this book were turned into a sitcom or a summer blockbuster, it would star Zooey Deschanel and Paul Rudd.

10:04 – Ben Lerner

Why do we tell stories, and does reality change just a little when they aren’t true?

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Eimear McBride

If the prose style we encounter is initially resistant to our usual expectations, it acquires its own kind of clarity in advancing the narrative.

Consumed – David Cronenberg

Consumed’s treatment of exotic and unusual STDs, the line between mental illness and unpleasant insight, uneasy sex, and gore is assured and well executed.

I Called Him Necktie – Milena Michiko Flašar

We realize: no one is what they seem. We realize: everyone has private tragedies; everyone is a tiny book.

Kamal Jann – Dominique Eddé

It is a spy novel, a romance, a society novel, a psychological novel, it is littered with aphoristic reflections, moments of literary criticism, cultural and political analyses.