Two new horror novels make sense of our current dystopian reality

Josh Malerman’s “Malorie” and Paul Tremblay’s “Survivor Song” are timely in ways the authors could never have expected. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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Chuck Klosterman tries to make sense of our absurd reality in ‘Raised in Captivity’

The author paints alternate realities to explore, obliquely, what it means to be alive today. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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René Magritte was an enigma. A new biography tries to make sense of the genius.

“René Magritte,” by the late Alex Danchev, is an insightful and broad-reaching exploration of the artist. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Elif Shafak’s ‘The Island of Missing Trees,’ a surprising narrator makes sense of surreal events

Shafak’s new novel weaves the tumultuous history of Cyprus into a story of young lovers split apart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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10 Groundbreaking Horror Novels

Gus Moreno, author of the new novel 'This Thing Between Us,' recommends 10 horror novels that push the boundaries of the genre. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Jane Austen makes a cameo in a charming new novel about friendship and the literary life

‘Jane Austen and Shelley in the Garden’ whisks readers to Cambridge, Wales and Venice, in the company of a delightful gang of scholars. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun,’ a robot tries to make sense of humanity

Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in 2017 is a delicate, haunting story, steeped in sorrow and hope. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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An independent curator tries to make sense of contemporary art

In Tony Godfrey’s entertaining book, artists, curators, museums and the all-devouring art market elbow one another for space on every page. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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This Dystopian YA Novel Feels Too Real: Critical Linking, September 30, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

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How “Memorial Drive” Tries to Make Sense of a Mother’s Murder

Katy Waldman writes about “Memorial Drive,” a new memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, who pieces together memories of her mother, who was murdered by Trethewey’s stepfather. Continue reading at New Yorker

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First #Merky Books novel makes Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

The first novel to be published by Stormzy’s new imprint #Merky Books, That Reminds Me by poet and podcaster Derek Owusu, has been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debuts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘The Princess Bride’ and other fantastical novels to help you escape reality

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In ‘Short Life in a Strange World,’ paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder help an author make sense of his existence

Toby Ferris traveled across Europe to see all of the Dutch Renaissance painter’s surviving work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Five years after Henning Mankell’s death, his gritty first novel makes a welcome appearance

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‘The Professor and the Parson’ tries to make sense of a narcissistic con man who fooled nearly everyone

Adam Sisman‘s sprightly new book follows a 20th-century fantasist who styled himself, variously, as a professor, doctor and reverend. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘The Professor and the Parson’ tries to make sense of a narcissistic con man who fooled nearly everyone

Adam Sisman‘s sprightly new book follows a 20th-century fantasist who styled himself, variously, as a professor, doctor and reverend. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Making Sense of a Bullshit Society: A Reading List by Malcolm Harris

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Now on its fifth series, the magic of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s comedy anthology remains its ability to turn even the most banal of scenarios into disturbingly thrilling TVThe fifth series of Inside No 9 opens with an episode set entirely in a referees’ changing room. Four... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Clare Pooley Makes a New Beginning In Her Debut Novel

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Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, a.k.a. the Astro Poets, are here to make sense of modern life

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