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Spoiler alert: this article says why Terry Pratchett review didn’t have a warning | Open door | Claire Armitstead

The Guardian – 2015-08-31

If we add an alert to one review, what about the others? Readers have different sensitivities; who is to say which details may spoil a book for any one of them?Readers hate spoilers, and one of the...

‘Reckless’ review: Chrissie Hynde’s memoir is part bravado, part regret

The Washington Post – 2015-09-02

Chrissie Hynde’s autobiography, “Reckless,” lacks the exquisiteness of Patti Smith’s “Just Kids,” the charm of Bob Dylan’s “Chronicles” and the humor of Keith Richards’s...


The Huffington Post – 2015-09-03

I approached Sam Harris's Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion with some advance resistance, knowing its author's reputation as something of a crusader (forgive the term!) against all...

‘The Visiting Privilege’ review: the chillingly honest world of Joy Williams

The Washington Post – 2015-09-02

Although she has published four novels, Joy Williams is most celebrated for her short fiction. She has often been anointed as the literary heir to Anton Chekhov and Flannery O’Connor, but...

Clive James’s ‘Last Readings’ review: A critic’s final homage to literature, life

The Washington Post – 2015-09-03

Clive James is a phenomenon, our most dazzling showman of letters. As a young critic in England in the 1970s, James made his name by reviewing television dramas and sitcoms, then took up...

September 2015: Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-09-04

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books. The post September 2015: Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review appeared first on...

ReThink Review - Steve Jobs: The Man In the Machine - An Apple Hater's Manifesto

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-04

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the man credited with bringing both personal computers and advanced mobile electronics to the masses, died on October 5, 2011. But the battle to define both...

Book Review: The Amazing Racist

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-05

The Amazing Racist by Chhimi Tenduf-La is modern-day novel set in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Eddie is a teacher from England who falls in love with Menaka, an attractive Sri Lankan woman. However, before...

Football: Southern Section continues to review Malik Henry transfer

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-09

The Southern Section office has received documents needed to determine eligibility for quarterback Malik Henry of Long Beach Poly, spokesman Thom Simmons said Tuesday.

‘Fates and Furies’ review: A masterful tale of marriage and secrets

The Washington Post – 2015-09-09

Even from her impossibly high starting point, Lauren Groff just keeps getting better and better. Her debut novel, “The Monsters of Templeton” (2008); her stirring story collection, “Delicate...

‘The Art of Memoir’ review: Mary Karr’s advice for telling your life story

The Washington Post – 2015-09-09

“There’s a place in hell for writers who quote themselves,” Mary Karr says in the “Caveat Emptor” that stands guard over “The Art of Memoir.” She proceeds, naturally, to quote herself...

‘Women Crime Writers’ review: Well-known and unfairly forgotten favorites

The Washington Post – 2015-09-09

An American woman, Anna Katharine Green, enjoys the distinction of introducing the world’s first series detective, Ebenezer Gryce, in her novel “The Leavenworth Case,” published in 1878 —...

‘The Blue Guitar’ review: An artist’s heartbreaking crisis

The Washington Post – 2015-09-10

Regular readers of the work of John Banville could be forgiven for entertaining the possibility that the Irish novelist’s entire oeuvre has sprung from a single sentence by Vladimir Nabokov, namely...

‘Sweet Caress’ review: A portrait of a photographer’s tumultuous career

The Washington Post – 2015-09-11

If you pick up William Boyd’s latest novel, “Sweet Caress,” from the new fiction shelf and begin flipping though its pages, you might, at first, think the book has been shelved in the wrong...

Red: A History of the Redhead review - what's racism got to do with it?

Stuff – 2015-09-12

In a yellowed baby book pasted with black-and-white photos, there is one shock of bright colour: a lock of hair from my first trim, still shining the colour of strawberry jam.

‘Most Dangerous’ review: A fast-paced YA biography of Daniel Ellsberg

The Washington Post – 2015-09-14

Steve Sheinkin is a master of fast-paced histories for young readers. His books, which are as educational as they are entertaining, often center around issues of betrayal, especially during wartime....

Review: A History Of The Unmarried By Stephen S. Mills

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-18

Image Courtesy of Sibling Rivalry Press Given that gay marriage has dominated the American political landscape for far too long, it should come as no surprise that somebody has written a book of...

We Review the Self-Published ‘Now That I’m a Ghost, I’m Gay’

Wired – 2015-09-22

Here's our review of "Now That I'm a Ghost, I'm Gay," which---let's be real---is an amazing title. The post We Review the Self-Published ‘Now That I’m a Ghost, I’m Gay’...

Review: A Cuban-American Novel on the Pain of Living in Two Worlds

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-27

This review first appeared in The National Book Review By Madeleine Blais Make Your Home Among Strangers By Jennine Capo Crucet St. Martin's Press, 399 pp., $26.99 Make Your Home Among Strangers...

Cookbook Review: Gin: The Manual by Dave Broom

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-29

Dave Broom is a spirits guru and a world-class expert on whiskey. He has authored The World Atlas of Whiskey and last year produced a very clever book Whiskey: The Manual, manifestly THE tour book to...

‘The Tsar of Love and Techno’ review: Dissidents reemerge in fiction

The Washington Post – 2015-09-30

First published in 1997, David King’s “The Commissar Vanishes” — a collection of photographs doctored by the state censors in the Soviet Union under Stalin — is among the most unnerving and...

‘The Rim of Morning’ review: Two supernatural novels by William Sloane

The Washington Post – 2015-10-02

Halloween comes early this year for lucky readers, with the reappearance of two short supernatural novels by the forgotten writer William Sloane: “To Walk the Night” and “The Edge of Running...

Zaki's Review: The Martian

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-02

I first read Andy Weir's bestseller The Martian a little over a year ago. Actually, "inhaled" might be a better word to use. The story, about an astronaut stranded on Mars, his struggle to survive...

Rip It Up magazine author defends use of n-word in Dope review

Stuff – 2015-10-04

The author of a movie review which used an ethnic slur multiple times says he stands by his words, and says critics are taking the word out of context. 

‘Bats of the Republic’ review: two intertwined and echoing stories

The Washington Post – 2015-10-07

Pick up “Bats of the Republic” and — even before you start reading — you’re instantly transfixed. The author, Zachary Thomas Dodson, is a book designer who co-founded Featherproof Books out...

Columbia Journalism Review Cuts Print Back To Twice Yearly

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-14

In an effort to better align our resources with our mission, we have decided to significantly boost our investment inColumbia Journalism Review’s digital operations, while shifting the...

Columbia Journalism Review Isn't Going Anywhere, Editor Vows

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-16

The Columbia Journalism Review's editor-in-chief has been busy this week assuring readers of the half-century-old magazine that it is not slow-walking its way to oblivion. On...

‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ review: Orhan Pamuk’s love letter to Turkey

The Washington Post – 2015-10-19

Orhan Pamuk was famously put on trial for the crime of “insulting Turkishness” after he complained in a magazine interview that his fellow Turks kept silent about the Armenian genocide. The...

New York Review to Launch Comics Imprint in 2016

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-22

New York Review Comics will launch in March with plans to release six graphic novels per year.

‘Shakespeare’s Beehive’ review: Are these notes and scribbles the Bard’s?

The Washington Post – 2015-10-22

In 2008, a pair of Manhattan rare-book dealers made an eBay auction bid of $4,300 for a book printed in London in the year 1580. What particularly attracted them to this copy of John Baret’s...

‘The Double Life of Liliane’ review: A novel that blends fact and fiction

The Washington Post – 2015-10-23

Lily Tuck’s new book includes photographs and cameos by the likes of Josephine Baker and Nabokov.

Review: Detroit Was a Golden City Once - and It Can Be Again

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-24

This review first appeared in The National Book Review, a journal of books and ideas By Lavea Brachman Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story By David Maraniss Simon & Schuster 464 pp. $32.50 In...

Cookbook Review: Theo Chocolate

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-24

I review cookbooks and sometimes I imagine what kind of cookbook I would personally write. My book would be about chocolate. From dawn to dusk and on to midnight. Not just hot chocolate and brownies,...

Cookbook Review: Enchiladas

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-27

The flow of new cookbooks accelerates in the fall. The holidays are upon us, there are gifts to select, and we spend more time cooking, exploring new ideas and old traditions. In that cookbook flow...

National Review Writer: Ben Carson 'More Authentically Black' Than Obama

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-31

National Review writer Jonah Goldberg is usually in the position of dismissing racism as a paranoid fantasy. But on Friday, the conservative magazine’s senior race reporter had some news:...

Book Review: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

The Bookseller – 2015-11-06

It’s 1956 and Germany and Japan rule the world after winning the Second World War. To celebrate their success, Hitler and Hirohito run an annual youth motorcycle race between Berlin and Tokyo which...

Book Review: The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Bookseller – 2015-11-06

The Penguin Lessons is a warm and unique story about an unlikely friendship between a man and a penguin, and fond memories of a long-ago trip to South America.

Book Review: The November Criminals by Sam Munson

The Bookseller – 2015-11-12

As a high-school senior and part time drug dealer, Addison has a lot to deal with. Having to juggle school work with his extra-curricular pursuits, including his potential girlfriend, Digger, Addison...

iPad Pro Review: Bigger, Better, And Built To Create

Fast Company – 2015-11-11

PC-like power and slick keyboard and stylus accessories tailor Apple's big tablet for productivity and art—but it remains very much an iPad.First, a disclaimer. For the past four years, I've used...

Book Review: The Clasp by Sloane Crosley

The Bookseller – 2015-11-20

Megan Brown finds Crosley's novel to be a quirky and witty, if uneven, debut. 

Book Review: Number 11 by Jonathan Coe

The Bookseller – 2015-11-20

Number 11 is comprised of five interconnecting stories that demonstrate a powerful imagination, a keen observational eye, and deep compassion.

Book trade braced for Spending Review cuts

The Bookseller – 2015-11-24

The Publishers Association said it is “not expecting good news” from the Chancellor’s Spending Review tomorrow, while library campaigners have warned that further cuts to local councils could...

Arts Council protected, national business rates scrapped in Spending Review

The Bookseller – 2015-11-26

The Arts Council will have its funding protected under the Spending Review, while business rates will be devolved to local councils.

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