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Author moves on from Larsson

IN the cult Millennium crime fiction series, Stieg Larsson created Lisbeth Salander as a tattooed hacker out to get revenge on her persecutors. But in the latest book, author David Lagercrantz appears ...

May 28, 2017, Sunday

Black waiter as civil rights hero

BOOKER Wright was a black waiter during the 1950s and 1960s in a Mississippi restaurant with a well-off white clientele. He could recite the menu, in a slightly singsongy way, and he had, most noticeably, ...

May 21, 2017, Sunday

Klosterman is back with 10th book

A FIFTH of the century is almost over, and Chuck Klosterman is out with a hilarious new essay collection to help us make sense of it. The “X’’ in the title “Chuck Klosterman X” marks the 10th book by ...

May 21, 2017, Sunday

Sandberg’s bid to move on with life

ON their last day together, the Silicon Valley elite couple Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg were sunbathing and playing the popular strategy board game The Settlers of Catan on the iPad. It was May ...

May 21, 2017, Sunday

Tale of two lives in a digital age

HAVING the ability to determine if someone is truly genuine or posing as a replica is something college graduates try to master before heading off to the real world. Sadly, being the low man on the totem ...

May 14, 2017, Sunday

A powerful mix of love and violence

DENNIS Lehane’s crime fiction has highlighted some of the most insightful looks at parenting (“Gone Baby Gone”), mental health (“Shutter Island”), loss of innocence (“Mystic River”) and the life of mobsters ...

May 14, 2017, Sunday

Eleanor is just fine, well, maybe not

ELEANOR Oliphant has her life together, or so she would have you believe. She works in an office, she binges drinks alone every weekend in her apartment and wears gloves indoors when her eczema threatens ...

May 14, 2017, Sunday

Eureka notes in country music

IN his new book on country music, in the midst of a riff about Tom T. Hall’s ascent, Peter Cooper boils the Nashville songwriting business down to its nuclear core. “When a songwriter signed a publishing ...

May 7, 2017, Sunday

Masterful suspense in Mask of Sanity

DR Jeremy Balint is a man who has it all. He’s a respected community leader, a cardiologist with a thriving practice and a family man with a beautiful wife and two lovely young daughters. But when he ...

May 7, 2017, Sunday

Feast of Sorrow will thrill the foodies

IF gastronomy resides at the intersection of food, art and culture, then Crystal King’s novel can only be described as a gastronomical delight. Like much of the best in historical fiction, “Feast of ...

May 7, 2017, Sunday


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