Collected Book Reviews (3/27 - 4/3/16)
In addition to TLG's Bossypants review, be sure to check out more from the critics in this week's collected reviews:
Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs which Joyce Carol Oates calls "a work of meditation and penance;" Annalisa Quinn says "O'Brien is truly at her best."
Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You, which Neil Bartlett calls a kind of "intense...updated, gender-swapped re-write" of a Proust novel.
Mark Leyner's Gone with the Mind, which Charlie Jane Anders says is "a blindingly weird novel: a book-length stand-up routine in which a man free-associates about his life to a mostly empty room, mixing the philosophical and the scatological with abandon."
Finally, there's Lindsay Faye's (The Gods of Gotham) newest novel Jane Steele - inspired by Jane Eyre, but following a much darker path; Bethanne Patrick calls the novel "delicious." (Note to my readers - my birthday is a month from today...hint hint nudge nudge...)