Though there’s a consistent amount of sex here, the book still feels like an act of extended foreplay.
What animates Sayles’s fiction is curiosity about different kinds of people and their experiences.
André Aciman’s novel is a series of ghost stories interrupted by fleeting flashes of light.
The book is Carmen Machado’s deeply intelligent and fiercely innovative account of her experience of domestic abuse.
It’s in the moral murk of a politically loaded situation that King finds the richest seam of his story.
It’s a moving, witty, at times almost trance-like work traversing age, aging, sickness and death, as well as joy, gratitude and wonder.
One of Zink’s missions is to navigate how the absence of one life continues to play on those left alive.
The novel succeeds, in part, by rejecting uncomplicated constructions of blame or causality.
Hoberman discusses how the art of filmmaking, and the business of moviegoing, influenced, mirrored, and altered Reagan’s presidency.
Tremblay discusses how horror can be a progressive, hopeful way to understand the world.
Thomas Harris’s novel fathoms man's depravity in ways that are at once spectacularly horrifying and mordantly amusing.
If you’re in a band, the Beatles taught you everything, whether you know it (or admit it) or not.
Throughout, Ellis waves a broadsword at political correctness.
Stratton goes beyond the production of Sam Peckinpah's film, on to its impact and reception and legacy.
Édouard Louis’s latest is strong as a portrait of a family unable to communicate through anything but volatile, toxic outbursts.
Lynch's paintings are beautiful yet macabre, mysterious and rich in the tactility of the methods of their creation.
By the end, the lesson we've learned is that the stories we tell ourselves about the past have always been revised from a previous draft.
Throughout this remarkable book, what seizes the characters’ attention, and ours, often has the dissimulated air of a revelation that’s still in the midst of disclosure.