Best Books - Latest Book Reviews and RecommendationsWe review more than 8, books per year, and these were the 10 most-read reviews of books published in But now Nel, a writer and photographer, is the latest in a long string of women found dead in a part of the local river known as the Drowning Pool. Beckford is a place to get rid of troublesome women. Hawkins The Girl on the Train may be juggling a few too many story lines for comfort, but the payoff packs a satisfying punch. National Book Award-winner Coates Between the World and Me collects eight essays originally published in the Atlantic between and , marking roughly the early optimism of Barack Obama's presidency and the th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The selection includes blockbusters like "The Case for Reparations" and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," which helped to establish Coates as one of the leading writers on race in America, as well as lesser-known pieces such as his profile of Bill Cosby written in late , before the reemergence of rape allegations against Cosby and a piece on Michelle Obama before she became first lady. The essays are prefaced with new introductions that trace the articles from conception to publication and beyond.
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But as far as I can tell, no one has ever celebrated book critics in the same way. And why not? Criticism is literature. Writing about books is just as difficult and engaging as any other genre, and just as worthy of annual superlatives. With that in mind, here are my 10 favorite book reviews of Each section is a honeycomb.
By Tina Jordan. Passages from a Damon Runyon story? Lines from an old-timey gangster movie? No, just cracking-good quotes from a handful of pungent, salty, to-the-point early 20th-century book reviews by a Sing Sing prisoner that were unearthed by an enterprising Times reporter and printed in the paper on April 30, and May 21, The reviews, which only covered books available in the Sing Sing library, were marked with numbers showing where each book was shelved. Though The Times tried at the time to discover the identity of the reviewer, all they found was that at least some of the pieces — if not all of them — were written by Prisoner No.
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