Book Reviews

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Blake by Peter Ackroyd

The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd

The Bounty by Caroline Alexander

The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 by Martin Amis

Blessed is the Fruit by Robert Antoni

The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

Hand to Mouth by Paul Auster

Oracle Night by Paul Auster

Timbuktu by Paul Auster

Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirstin Bakis

Super-Cannes by J. G. Ballard

The Angle on the Roof: Stories of Russell Banks by Russell Banks

Cross Channel: Stories by Julian Barnes

Love, etc. by Julian Barnes

Setting the Desert on Fire by James Barr

Silent Stars by Jeanine Basinger

The Cigar Companion by Anwer Bati

In the Night Season by Richard Bausch

King by John Berger

Riding With Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books by Ted Bishop

Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg

Fan-Tan by Marlon Brando and Donald Cammell

Fay by Larry Brown

Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley

John Henry Faulk by Michael Burton

Ghosts of Tsavo by Philip Caputo

The Half-Life of Happiness by John Casey

Friedrich Nietzsche by Curtis Cate

Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life by Stanley Cavell

Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Significant Ohters by Whitney Chadwick & Isabelle de Courtivron, eds.

The Far-Farers by Victoria Clark

The Scorpion's Gate by Richard A. Clarke

The Devil Never Sleeps and Other Essays by Andrei Codrescu

Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

A Father's Story by Lionel Dahmer

Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Leo Damrosch

Omni's Best Volume One by Ellen Datlow, ed.

Don't Know Much About Geography by Kenneth Davis

Underworld by Don DeLillo

Falling Man by Don Delillo

Cabal by Michael Dibdin

Cosi Fan Tutti by Michael Dibdin

The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns

Rory and Ida by Roddy Doyle

Monster by John Gregory Dunne

Wittgenstein’s Poker by David Edmonds and John Eidinow

Hollywood Animal by Joe Eszterhas

Engleby by Sebastian Faulks

Love in the Days of Rage by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Senseless by Stona Fitch

Casanova by Linda Flem

Why Not Me? by Al Franken

Sam Spiegel by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

The Closing of the Western Mind by Charles Freeman

Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America by Robert I. Friedman

Blood of Victory by Alan Furst

Red Gold by Alan Furst

Kingdom of Shadows by Alan Furst

Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst

The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst

Democracy and the News by Herbert Gans

Riding Man by Mark Gardiner

All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Running Through the Tall Grass by Thomas Givon

Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin

Symphony by Charles Grant

The Road to Home by Vartan Gregorian

Critique of Criminal Reason by Michael Gregorio

Around the Bloc by Stephanie Griest

The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith

Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Life by Janet Hadda

Bats Out of Hell by Barry Hannah

Sin by Josephine Hart

Iguana Love by Vicki Hendricks

Odd Corners by William Hjorstberg

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

Dead Sleep by Greg Iles

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kraven Images by Alan Isler

A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot

The Weather in Berlin by Ward Just

Warrior Politics by Robert D. Kaplan

Travels With Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Lines of Fate by Mark Kharitonov

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum

The Sabbathday River by Jean Hanff Korelitz

In Search of Zarathustra by Paul Kriwaczek

A Grand Complication by Allen Kurzweil

The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt

Absolute Friends by John le Carré

Single & Single by John le Carré

The Constant Gardener by John le Carré

The Mission Song by John le Carré

Sail Away: Stories of Escaping to the Sea by Lena Lenček and Gideon Bosker, eds.

Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard

As She Called Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem

The Handmaid of Desire by John L'Heureux

Paradise News by David Lodge

Thinks . . . by David Lodge

The Barbarians are Coming by David Wong Louie

Full Court Press by Mike Lupica

The Man Who Would be King by Ben Macintyre

The Ornament of the World by María Rosa Menocal

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Bleeding London by Geoff Nicholson

Pomona Queen by Kem Nunn

No Heroes by Chris Offutt

No Mercy by Redmond O'Hanlon

Infinite Desire: A Guide to Modern Guilt by Paul Oppenheimer

Biker by Bill Osgerby

White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America by Finlan O'Toole

The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin

Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes by John Pierson

I Bought Andy Warhol by Richard Polsky

Motown: Money, Power, Sex & Music by Gerald Posner

The Little Book of Plagiarism by Richard Posner

By the Wayside by Jeff Putnam

Taking Lives by Michael Pye

Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

The Blue Suit by Richard Rayner

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton by Kirkpatrick Sale

Why Do People Hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies

Forbidden Knowledge by Roger Shattuck

The Pleasure Police by David Shaw

The Life of Graham Greene, Volume III: 1955-1991 by Norman Sherry

Dogland by Will Shetterly

The Borderland by Edwin Shrake

Genuine Reality: A Life of William James by Linda Simon

Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning by David J. Skal and Elias Savada

Jerzy Kosinski by James Park Sloan

The Fly-Truffler by Gustaf Sobin

All About "All About Eve" by Sam Staggs

The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess Playing Machine by Tom Standage

Bay of Souls by Robert Stone

Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents by Paul Theroux

The Best American Travel Writing 2001 by Paul Theroux, ed.

Nicole Kidman by David Thompson

Light This Candle by Neal Thompson

The Return of the Player by Michael Tolkin

The Colour by Rose Tremain

Heart of War by Lucian K. Truscott IV

The Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill

Life's Little Annoyances by Paco Urbina

Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal

One Giant Leap by Leon Wagener

Ray in Reverse by Daniel Wallace

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

Oblivion by David Foster Wallace

The Golden Girls of MGM by Jane Ellen Wayne

Hunk City by James Wilcox

Ahmed's Revenge by John Wiley

Million Dollar Mermaid by Esther Williams

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria