A few years ago, an adolescent boy with whom I liked to discuss books told me about a novel he had read called, The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks. The book, I found, was absorbing, a real page-turner.
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The indispensable octogenarian, Doris Lessing, continues to astonish with her latest books.
Anyone who reads this bestselling, critically acclaimed novel becomes part of the focus group for the inevitable television or Hollywood stinker.
An engaging new memoir explores how the fusion of man and machine is about maintaining humanity, not creating monsters.
An increasingly popular movement in the visual arts prides itself on picturing everything that is the raw, untutored, and irrational.
A new book gives a philosophical analysis of American culture’s obsession with nonsense.
This novel about an American radical of the ’60s who flees to Africa displays a cool grasp of the barbaric machinations of globalization.
Nicholson Baker’s new novel is about a man obsessed with killing President Bush.