Exit West by Mohsin Hamid “One of the most bittersweet love stories in modern memory and a book to savor even while despairing
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman “Superb. Just the thing for the literate fantasy lover and the student of comparative religion
New year, new books.
Welcome to my first end-of-year roundup. I have read a lot of good contemporary literature this year -- more than usual, because I've been doing some official reviewing -- though I don't claim to have an exhaustive sample.
Our national preoccupation with the concept is somewhat odd -- no other country seems to share this need to score ambitious new novels by whether it's a "Great _____ Novel contender."
The common element is death rained down from the sky, and drones take this a step further by leaving the inflictors of it safe back in the States.
Today marks Pakistan's historic elections. It's significant because since the country's birth in 1947, it's the first time there's been a transition from one civilian government to another.
Washington Post: "Working within the frame of a self-help book would seem constricting at best, annoying at worst, but Hamid