Philip Roth's Everyman is a contemporary morality play that explores the author's obsessions with health and virility, ecstasy and betrayal, and the certainty and solitude of death.
It can't be easy to rein in a writer as successful as Zadie Smith. Her new novel, On Beauty, proves it's almost impossible.
Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men seems designed as a calculated assault on the reader.
What are you doing? I mean, right now. You're reading a book review.
The last decade or two have witnessed an insidious
shift in American culture, one that goes to the heart of the way we
talk about our society.