Reviewed by Andrew Ervin, who is the author of the novel "Burning Down George Orwell's House." His nonfiction book "Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World" will be...Read more
Nan A. Talese
Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. Follow him on Twitter @RonCharles.
"Nutshell," Ian McEwan's preposterously weird ...Read more
Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post.
Perhaps the most heartfelt praise I can give the English novelist ...Read more
Reviewed by Brigitte Weeks, who is a former editor of The Washington Post Book World.
It's not easy to replicate the skill or success of the late Agatha Christie. ...Read more
Farrar Straus Giroux
Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books on Thursdays in The Washington Post Style. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On my desk, next to a P.G...Read more
If you watched "Jessica Jones" on Netflix, then you're familiar with Luke Cage, whose own series drops Sept. 30. But if you look at the character's old appearances in Marvel Comics, you'll be in for a few surprises.
Cage on TV, played by Mike Colter, first appeared as a bartender, but turned out to be both a great guy and a superhero -- albeit ...Read more
"The Risen: A Novel" by Ron Rash; Ecco (272 pages, $25.99)
In present-day Sylva, a headline blares: "Remains Identified as Jane Mosely," with a photograph of a young woman who, in the summer of 1969, had initiated 16-year-old Eugene Matney into the rites of sex, booze and drugs.
Eugene and his dutiful older brother Bill knew the red-haired, ...Read more
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hand
Nisi Shawl's debut novel is a beautifully written and thrillingly ambitious alternate history. It chronicles the first quarter-century of ...Read more
Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern
Reviewed by Danielle Paquette
Before they thwarted a gunman on a Paris-bound train, collected France's ...Read more
Reviewed by Elizabeth Lund
"Odes," by Sharon Olds (Knopf), demonstrates the candor and clarity that have defined her work over the past four decades and allowed her to help other poets find their voices, as the Academy of American Poets noted last week ...Read more
Reviewed by Peter Bergen
When Hamid Karzai took power in Afghanistan soon after 9/11, aided by U.S. diplomats and Special Forces, he was celebrated in the West as a new...Read more
Reviewed by Lynne Olson
In her first two books, "The River of Doubt" and "Destiny of the Republic," Candice Millard won widespread acclaim for providing fresh, ...Read more
THE SHIPWRECKED MIND: On Political ReactionMark Lilla
New York Review Books
The RECKLESS MIND: Intellectuals in Politics (with a new afterword)Mark Lilla
New York ...Read more
Reviewed by Douglas Brinkley
Just a few months before Pearl Harbor, when isolationist zealotry was high in the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received ...Read more
BEAKS, BONES, & BIRD SONGS: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their BehaviorsRoger Lederer
The GENIUS OF BIRDSJennifer Ackerman
Reviewed by Kevin Canfield
If there's one thing we can learn from "They Call Me Supermensch," it's that Hollywood managers have the best odd-couple ...Read more
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine
Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Reviewed by Carlos Lozada
By the time I finished this book, I resented its existence.
"Stronger Together," ostensibly ...Read more
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Reviewed by Marita Golden
This has been an extraordinary year for assessing the cultural impact of African-American sports figures...Read more
"Fates and Traitors" by Jennifer Chiaverini; Dutton (400 pages, $27)
After a man commits a horrible act of political violence, the women who knew him struggle to accept and understand his action -- and examine their consciences.
The shape of John Wilkes Booth's story, unfortunately, is a familiar one in our time. As is the response of his ...Read more
"I'm Judging You" by Luvvie Ajayi; Henry Holt (256 pages, $17)
The wit of culture blogger Luvvie Ajayi (AwesomelyLuvvie.com) has earned her quite the following.
She has been called upon by the likes of McDonald's, Comcast and wine brand Rosa Regale to take over their social media accounts, live Tweet events and blog about "Scandal" and "Being ...Read more