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  • Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" or the irritated multigenerational empathy of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections." "Never Let Me Go," in fact, offers none of the expansiveness of novels that set out specifically to sum us up.
  • The Biblioracle: Sometimes the book reads you

    The Biblioracle: Sometimes the book reads you
    A Dutch design agency has developed a prototype for a book cover with facial recognition sensors that remain locked unless it registers that you are "free of judgment." It looks neat, but part of me wonders if we just passed that part in "The...

    Mixed feelings on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

    I first encountered Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" in ninth grade. Like so many others, I was struck not just by the book's vivid narrative of racial justice, but also by its nuance: the inner life of its narrator and its deft portrayal of small-...

    Sundance 2015: No second-guessing with the films or winners this year

    Sundance 2015: No second-guessing with the films or winners this year
    I believe in the Sundance Film Festival, and as with anything else I'm fond of, I feel the occasional need to second-guess it. But not this year. True, this was a Sundance where some of the shuttle bus drivers were so new to town that I ended up...

    Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained

    Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained
    Making a movie about the late novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace‎ would seem challenging on several counts. First there's the issue of turning a writer's craft into the stuff of fresh cinema. Then there's the issue of taking this particular...