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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...

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