Reviews

Books first; scroll down for movies and music.
The most recent reviews are at the top of each list.

book reviews

~ The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver [Yahoo]
The Accidental Life: An Editor’s Notes on Writing and Writers by Terry O’Donell [Yahoo]
~ Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott & Alex Tapscott [Yahoo]
~ Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocera & Ben Strauss [Yahoo]
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish
~ Dataclysm by Christian Rudder [Fortune]
~ The Dog by Jack Livings [Fortune]
The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson [Fortune]
Pete Rose: An American Dilemma by Kostya Kennedy [Fortune]
~ Young Money by Kevin Roose [Fortune]
~ Wool by Hugh Howey
~ Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson
~ Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks
~ The Circle by Dave Eggers [Fortune]
~ Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw [Fortune]
~ Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan [Fortune]
~ How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid [Fortune]
~ By Blood by Ellen Ullman
~ The Collective by Don Lee
~ Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan [Fortune]
~ A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris [Fortune]
~ Office Girl by Joe Meno [Daily Beast]
~ A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers [Fortune]
~ Magic Hours by Tom Bissell [Fortune]
~ The Big Miss by Hank Haney [The Classical]
~ Hot Pink by Adam Levin [Daily Beast]
~ Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk [Berfrois]
~ The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata & Jim Fingal [Fortune]
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides [Berfrois]
~ Who Cares Wins by David Jones [Fortune]
~ Fraternity by Diane Brady [Fortune]
The Children’s Hospital by Chris Adrian
~ The Whore of Akron by Scott Raab [Fortune]
~ The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
~ The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman
~ Open City by Teju Cole
~ Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
~ The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach [The Rumpus] (and revisited here)
~ The Swinger by Michael Bamberger & Alan Shipnuck [Fortune]
~ The Magician King by Lev Grossman [Full Stop]
~ Next by James Hynes
~ Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Miller & Tom Shales [Fortune]
~ Ladies and Gentlemen by Adam Ross [The Rumpus]
~ Super Mario by Jeff Ryan [Fortune]
~ The Deal From Hell by James O’Shea
~ Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett
~ The Privileges by Jonathan Dee
~ In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
~ Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
~ Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo (book vs. movie)
~ The Pale King by David Foster Wallace [NPR.org]
~ Remainder by Tom McCarthy
~ C by Tom McCarthy
~ 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker [Thought Catalog]
~ The Other Side of Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble [Fortune]
~ The Magicians by Lev Grossman [The Millions]
~ Sunset Park by Paul Auster [Thought Catalog]
~ The Ask by Sam Lipsyte (author profile tied to book) [The Millions]
~ Letting Go by Philip Roth
~ Invisible by Paul Auster [The Millions]
~ Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman [Huffington Post]
~ The Humbling by Philip Roth
~ Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (book vs. movie)
~ Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman
~ Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
~ Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace (book vs. movie)
~ Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
~ The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
~ Indignation by Philip Roth
~ The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
~ Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
~ Personal Days by Ed Park
~ Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
~ Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

movie reviews

~ The Wolf of Wall Street [Fortune]
~ The Place Beyond the Pines
Catfish
Never Let Me Go (book vs. movie)
The Town
~ Horrible Bosses [Fortune] (preview/news item)
Inception
The Yellow Handkerchief [PopMatters]
Where the Wild Things Are
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (book vs. movie)
Be Kind Rewind
The Dark Knight

album reviews

Drake, Thank Me Later [PopMatters]
~ Mowgli, 93 [PopMatters]
~ Wiz Khalifa, Kush & Orange Juice [PopMatters]

2 Responses “Reviews” →

  1. Diane Gordon

    November 21, 2011

    Hey, where is “A Visit from the Goon Squad” ??? Best thing I’ve read all year.

    Reply
    • Just read that one recently. I liked it, just didn’t have enough to say to write a deep review. I know people either love or hate the PowerPoint chapter– for me it was the latter. My other beef was that it gets called a novel, but really it’s a collection of short stories.

      More than Good Squad, I’d recommend Look at Me. fantastic.

      Reply

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