Alan Cheuse appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews the last book written by David Rakoff, who died last year. The novel Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish is written in verse.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Charlie Huston's new thriller is a fast-paced and action-packed tale of a retired assassin who rejoins the game to protect a roboticist as she tracks a computer virus. But reviewer Alan Cheuse says "the action comes bracketed with a load of rhetoric," which ultimately put him to sleep.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews a thriller The Mehlis Report a novel by Rabee Jaber that was recently translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Book reviewer Alan Cheuse picks five exciting summer reads, ranging from short stories of grim Irish mayhem to a North Carolina lynching and a corpse in an iceberg, to Southern California cocaine capers and a pure-trash adventure starring U.S. special forces and a world-threatening comet.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Lauren Beukes' new thriller The Shining Girls traces a time-traveling serial killer as he jumps through the decades, pursued by the only one of his victims to survive. Critic Alan Cheuse calls the book "a frightening journey in time and punishment."
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Canadian writer Annabel Lyon has a special gift when it comes to time travel. Her new novel The Sweet Girl carries us back to ancient Greece, where a teenage girl learns from her philosopher father and fights for her safety in a dangerous world. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says the novel is a triumph.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse believes that summer — with its long, hot, drowsy days — may be the best season for reading poetry. His recommendations include works by Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky and W.S. Merwin, and a novel in verse by the late essayist David Rakoff.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Karen Joy Fowler's new novel is a memorable coming of age story for our time; a delightful and instructive book about childhood and child rearing, siblings, and family life, told from the distance that adulthood often brings. Alan Cheuse reviews We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews a collection of short stories called Love is Power, Or Something Like That by A. Igoni Barrett
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews the novel King of Cuba by Cristina Garcia.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A dirty deed and official cover-up drive the plot in John le Carre's A Delicate Truth. The novel sets its sights on old-boy corruption and corporate criminality at the heart of the "Deep State," but critic Alan Cheuse finds this latest effort lacks the tension of le Carre's Cold War novels.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Book critic Alan Cheuse has a review of A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the novel Our Man in Iraq by Robert Perisic.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse has a review of The Blue Fox written by the Icelandic novelist Sjon, who also writes lyrics for Bjork.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse has his review of the new novel Submergence by Scottish journalist J.M. Ledgard.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
James Salter is a master prose stylist whose deceptively simple sentences reveal the sensations and truth of experience. In All That Is, he conjures the life and times of Philip Bowman, who, returning to New York after World War II, pursues love and a publishing career, with unequal success.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the novel Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich. Cheuse says Rich is a young writer to keep an eye on.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel All That Is by James Salter.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new short story collection Hotel Juarez by Daniel Chacon.