Martin Amis: An Appreciation

Our critic assesses the achievement of Martin Amis, Britain?s most famous literary son.

Book Review: ?NB by J.C.,? by James Campbell

?NB by J.C.? collects the variegated musings of James Campbell in the Times Literary Supplement.

In ?Fires in the Dark,? Kay Redfield Jamison Turns to Healers

In ?Fires in the Dark,? Jamison, known for her expertise on manic depression, delves into the quest to heal. Her new book, she says, is a ?love song to psychotherapy.?

The Detective Novel ?Whose Body?,? by Dorothy L. Sayers, Turns 100

Dorothy L. Sayers dealt with emotional and financial instability by writing ?Whose Body?,? the first of many to star the detective Lord Peter Wimsey.

Book Review: ?Dom Casmurro,? by Machado de Assis

?Dom Casmurro,? by Machado de Assis, teaches us to read ? and reread ? with precise detail and masterly obfuscation.

Book Review: ?The Late Americans,? by Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor?s novel circulates among Iowa City residents, some privileged, some not, but all aware that their possibilities are contracting.

Martin Amis?s Best Books: A Guide

The acclaimed British novelist was also an essayist, memoirist and critic of the first rank.

The Best Romance Novels of 2024 (So Far)

Looking for an escapist love story? Here are 2024?s sexiest, swooniest reads.

What Book Should You Read Next?

Finding a book you?ll love can be daunting. Let us help.

Book Review: ?Caledonian Road,? by Andrew O?Hagan

Andrew O?Hagan?s ambitious state-of-England novel finds a cosseted academic facing up to the hard lives and ethical shortcuts he?d prefer to ignore.

Book Review: ?Living Things,? by Munir Hachemi

In Munir Hachemi?s novel ?Living Things,? four young men seek adventure for ?literary capital? and find exploitation.

Bob Eckstein Has the Perfect Museum for You

Is the Mob Museum on your list? The writer and illustrator sees his new guide to North America?s museums as a way to help families plan their summer vacations.

Book Review: ?The Indispensable Right,? by Jonathan Turley

In ?The Indispensable Right,? Jonathan Turley argues that the First Amendment has been deeply compromised from the start.

Book Review: ?The Language Puzzle,? by Steven Mithen

In ?The Language Puzzle,? the archaeologist Steven Mithen asks exactly how our species started speaking.

Book Review: ?On Call,? by Anthony Fauci

In a frank but measured memoir, ?On Call,? the physician looks back at a career bookended by two public health crises: AIDS and Covid-19.

Book Review: ?Sandwich,? by Catherine Newman

In her new novel, ?Sandwich,? Catherine Newman explores the aches and joys of midlife via one family?s summer week at the beach.

Book Review: ?A Place of Our Own,? by June Thomas

In ?A Place of Our Own,? June Thomas considers ?six spaces that shaped queer women?s culture.?

Book Review: ?Same as It Ever Was,? by Claire Lombardo

?Same as It Ever Was,? by Claire Lombardo, is a 500-page, multigenerational examination of the ties that bind.

3 High-Octane Summer Thrillers

Our columnist on three twisty new tales of murder.

Book Review: ?We Were Illegal,? by Jessica Goudeau

In her new book, Jessica Goudeau confronts a history of racism and violence in Texas through an investigation of her ancestors? stories.

Book Review: ?God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer,? by Joseph Earl Thomas

Joseph Earl Thomas?s new novel, ?God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer,? follows a health care worker on a tumultuous shift where every other patient seems to be someone from his past.

?The Outsiders? Wins the Tony for Best Musical

The gritty, bloody and relentlessly youthful musical features some of the most effectively vivid violence seen on a Broadway stage.

Book Review: ?Thom Gunn: A Cool Queer Life,? by Michael Nott

A comprehensive new biography, by Michael Nott, lays bare the tragic circumstances behind a brilliant iconoclast?s life and work.

Book Review: ?Little Rot,? by Akwaeke Emezi

In Akwaeke Emezi?s latest novel, ?Little Rot,? two exes trying to recover after a breakup inadvertently stumble into a dark, disturbing and dangerous side of Nigeria.

Book Review: ?Traveling,? by Ann Powers

In her new book, ?Traveling,? the music critic Ann Powers offers a highly personal, even confessional, meditation on Mitchell?s life, work and influence.

Book Review: ?I?m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself,? by Glynnis MacNicol

In ?I?m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself,? Glynnis MacNicol ignores the pearl-clutchers and does just that.

Cormac McCarthy Did Not Talk Craft, Except With Roger Payne

Notoriously reluctant to give advice, the author offered his views, and meticulous edits, to a lifelong friend: Roger Payne, the marine biologist who introduced the world to whale song.

Book Review: Best Graphic Novels in June

Justice, feminism, freedom and cheap horror thrills make for an exciting month of reading.

Book Review: ?Four Squares,? by Bobby Finger

The second novel from the co-host of the ?Who? Weekly? podcast follows a West Village writer in the early 1990s and today.

An Eclectic Summer Book Preview

Three editors gather to discuss 10 books they?re looking forward to over the next several months.

New Novels to Read This Summer

Watch for new books by J. Courtney Sullivan, Kevin Barry and Casey McQuiston; re-immerse yourself in beloved worlds conjured by Walter Mosley, Elin Hilderbrand and Rebecca Roanhorse.

19 Nonfiction Books to Read This Summer

Memoirs from Anthony Fauci and Anna Marie Tendler, a reappraisal of Harriet Tubman, a history of reality TV from Emily Nussbaum ? and plenty more.

Fauci Speaks His Mind on Trump?s Rages and Their ?Complicated? Relationship

In a new book, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci recounts a career advising seven presidents. The chapter about Donald J. Trump is titled ?He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.?

?Apprentice in Wonderland? Review: Ramin Setoodeh Dives Into Trump?s Theatrics

As a new book by Ramin Setoodeh shows, Donald Trump brought the vulgar theatrics he honed on TV to his life in politics.

Book Review: ?Shadow Men,? by James Polchin

A scion of wealth claimed self-defense and invoked a sinister blackmailing ring. But, James Polchin asks, what did they have on him?

Book Review: ?Animal Albums From A to Z,? by Cece Bell

Kids don?t need to know what zydeco is, or that Mandy and the Meerkats are a nod to Diana Ross and the Supremes, to dig this spoof of vintage vinyl.

An A.I.-Powered App Helps Readers Make Sense of Classic Texts

Margaret Atwood and John Banville are among the authors who have sold their voices and commentary to an app that aims to bring canonical texts to life with the latest tech.

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Book Review: ?The Fall of Roe,? by Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer

In ?The Fall of Roe,? Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer explain exactly how Roe v. Wade was made ? and unmade.

Interview with R.O. Kwon, the author of ?Exhibit?

To write ?Exhibit,? the queer novelist says she had to pretend that no one would read it. ?By writing things I?m afraid of saying, I might stand a chance of voicing what I, too, really need and long to see in words.?

Harrison White, Groundbreaking (and Inscrutable) Sociologist, Dies at 94

A theoretical physicist-turned-sociologist, he upended his field by focusing on social networks to explain how society works. His writing was compared to James Joyce?s.

Inside High Valley Books, the Fashion Bookstore in a Brooklyn Apartment

Bill Hall, the proprietor, has assembled a vast collection of hard-to-find fashion books and magazines coveted by designers and influencers.

Book Review: ?When the Clock Broke,? by John Ganz

In ?When the Clock Broke,? John Ganz shows how a decade remembered as one of placid consensus was roiled by resentment, unrest and the rise of the radical right.

New Historical Fiction Books: Witch Hunts, Wartime and Mysterious Murders

This trio of novels ushers readers into three different but equally mesmerizing long-ago worlds.

Book Review: ?Gretel and the Great War,? by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

Adam Ehrlich Sachs reveals a society on the verge of cataclysm in his new novel, ?Gretel and the Great War.?

Ben Potter, YouTuber Known as Comicstorian, Dies at 40

Mr. Potter narrated the epic sagas of popular comic book heroes and villains on his channel Comicstorian.

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