Some reviews you have missed:
- Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach is reviewed in the Guardian (Read an excerpt).
- Jim Crace’s post-apocalytic American tale The Pesthouse is also reviewed in The Guardian.
- LA Times reviews Jamestown (another post-apocalyptic tale) by Matthew Sharpe (I’m reading it as we speak) – and the Village Voice calls it Jackass for the Jacobean set…
- LA Times runs a separate article to answer the question, “what’s up with all of this post-apocalyptic business?“
- Thomas Keneally (Schindler’s List) has a new book, The Widow and Her Hero.
- A review of The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall is reviewed in The Guardian here and in the LA Times here.
- Joshua Ferris’ Then We Came to the End in the NYTBR.
- Kurt Anderson’s gigantic Heyday, also in the NYTBR.
- Jane Smiley’s Hollywood story, Ten Days in the Hills is a modern telling of The Decameron. Also reviewed here.
- John Banville (won the Booker for The Sea) has written a crime novel, Christine Falls, under the name Benjamin Black. What’s the point of a pseudonym if everyone knows it’s you?
- You Don’t Me Yet, by Jonathan Lethem gets the NYTBR treatment.
- Open Up and Bleed, a biography of “classic American anti-hero” Iggy Pop, is reviewed at The Guardian.
And Round 1 of the Tournament of Books’ Semi-Finals pits Half Of A Yellow Sun against The Road (another post-apocalyptic book!)