All Book Reviews

  • Dangerous Games

    Margaret MacMillan warns of what can happen when history is misappropriated.

  • Inherent Vice

    Reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon steps out of character with a thriller.

  • We Two: Victoria and Albert

    Gillian Gill offers a fresh examination of the remarkable marriage of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert.

  • Classic review: Mao: The Unknown Story

    An exhaustively researched biography offers surprising revisions to Chinese history.

  • The Night Counter

    In a contemporary twist on “1,001 Nights,” a Lebanese grandmother spends her nights telling tales about her Arab-American family.

  • The Enthusiast

    From spelunking to crochet, every hobby has its magazine. And Henry Bay has served as associate editor at most of them.

  • The Thing Around Your Neck

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers a dozen short stories about Nigerians caught in the pull between Nigeria and the West.

  • Operation Bite Back

    Was animal rights activist Rod Coronado a victim of over-reaching prosecution – or did he get exactly what he deserved?

  • Free: The Future of a Radical Price

    Chris Anderson explains why ‘free’ may be the most compelling price of all in today’s market.

  • When You Reach Me

    There’s a mystery woven throughout this original tale of a teen and her troubled friendship.

  • Classic book review: The Corrections

    In this dark comedy of family life, everybody wants to be somebody else, somewhere else.

  • The Road To Woodstock

    One of Woodstock’s creators looks back on the festival’s 40th anniversary.

  • Let the Great World Spin

    Colum McCann’s evocative new novel imagines how it felt to watch Philippe Petit from below.

  • The Accidental Billionaires

    How an asocial loner created the Internet’s greatest social network.

  • The Occupied Garden

    True grit: How the Dutch and their queen experienced the Nazi occupation.

  • Portrait with Keys

    A series of short texts portrays the city of Johannesburg through the eyes of a fiction writer and resident.

  • Why Socrates Died

    An original and thought-provoking examination of the trial and execution of Socrates.

  • Classic book review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    There's still every reason to be wild about Harry.

  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

    This debut novel blends the history of the Salem witch trials with the tale of a 1991 Harvard student who makes some surprising discoveries about her family’s past.

  • Far Bright Star

    Two brothers on the trail of Pancho Villa dip into dark territory in this spare, poetic story.