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Dec 122015
Fuse Books: Notable Volumes, For Better or Worse, in 2015

Our demanding critics supply lists of books that piqued their interest this of the year.

Aug 102015
Fuse Book Review: "Imperium" -- A Shock-Packed Pastiche of History

In this entertaining satire of empire, Christian Kracht makes use of a nihilistic magic realism, without the sweetness one normally associates with that mode.

May 192015
Fuse Book Review: The Fiction of Norway's Per Petterson -- The Early Bonds That Bind

I Refuse is one of those novels that only truly comes clear on a second reading, when certain initially apparently innocuous, easily passed-over sentences reverberate with revealed meaning.

Mar 102015
Fuse Book Review: "Blood Brothers" -- Down-and-Out in Germany's Zero Hour

Anyone interested in understanding Europe in the 20th century, or in the fascinating metropolis that is Berlin, or in a riveting depiction of down-and-out youth who refuse to surrender to the system–will want to pick up Blood Brothers.