Jason Sheehan

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Letting Go Is The Hardest Thing For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

Saturday, February 18, 2017

George Saunders — master of the short story — debuts as a novelist with this strange, haunting (and haunted) tale of President Lincoln as he grieves the death of his young son Willie.

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Reading The Game: The Flame In The Flood

Sunday, February 12, 2017

In The Flame in the Flood, you play as a young girl surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape, floating down a river on an improvised raft, with nothing but your wits and your faithful dog beside you.

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Nothing Is Quite What It Seems In Surreal, Unsettling 'Twenty Days'

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Giorgio De Maria's cult novel was first published in Italy in 1977. It's a spooky piece of magical realism that captures a chaotic time in Italian history, starting gently and getting seriously weird.

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Looping, Twisting 'Number 11' May Be The Perfect Book For Our Time

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jonathan Coe's new novel is a black-hearted satire about the crumbling of modern Britain, and the point at which childhood gives way to a cold assessment of the world as it is, not as we dream it.

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Reading The Game: Red Dead Redemption

Monday, January 23, 2017

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with the epic Western Red Dead Redemption. It's the tale of a reformed gunslinger tasked with hunting down the members of his old gang.

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In 'Cold Eye,' A Small Story That Packs A Big Punch

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The second installment of Laura Anne Gilman's gritty, mythmaking Devil's West series follows Isobel, the Devil's Left Hand, as she learns the extent of her powers and battles an ancient, angry spirit.

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Reading The Game: 'The Last Of Us'

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with a look at The Last of Us. Set in a world undone by a fungal apocalypse, it follows a grizzled smuggler and his surrogate daughter.

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Reading The Game: 'No Man's Sky'

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Some of the best, wildest, most moving storytelling right now isn't on TV or in movies — it's in video games. So we're taking a literary look at one of this year's hottest games, No Man's Sky.

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'Things From The Flood' Is Gorgeously Creepy And Strangely Human

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Simon Stålenhag's new book of paintings is a followup to his unique vision of a robot-and-monster haunted alternate Sweden. Each page is heavily freighted with dread, but you can't stop looking.

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Sex, Death And Revolution (A Little Long-Winded) In 'Thus Bad Begins'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Javier Marias' new novel is, on the surface, a low-stakes spy story about a young man, his older mentor and a dysfunctional marriage. But really, it's about the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.

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In 'IQ,' A Sherlock For South Central

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Joe Ide's debut novel follows Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ around his Los Angeles neighborhood. IQ solves the crimes police won't touch — even when his clients can only pay him in chickens or tires.

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The 'Fireside Guide' Has Delightfully Simple Answers To Your Grown-Up Problems

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The new Fireside Grown-Up Guide series is a throwback to the brightly-colored life lessons of your childhood. They're dark and dry and surprisingly funny, a pleasant tonic for your grown-up cares.

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Cuba Is A Dream That Doesn't Let Go In 'The Mortifications'

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Derek Palacio's new novel follows a family who escape Cuba, leaving their political rebel patriarch behind after he refuses to go with them. When he reappears decades later, their lives come apart.

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Lose Yourself In The Twisting, Turning Alleys Of 'Crooked Kingdom'

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Leigh Bardugo's followup to her steampunky heist tale Six of Crows follows teenage criminal mastermind Kaz and his ragged crew as they take revenge for a betrayal and deal with a dangerous drug.

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'Jerusalem' Is Alan Moore's Really Big Book — In Every Way

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The legendary comics creator spent 10 years on his latest work, a 1,200-page-plus epic about everything, nothing and Northampton, his home town and sacred ground — which serves as the main character.

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'The Nix' Is A Vicious, Sprawling Satire With A Very Human Heart

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Historical events both real (the 1968 Democratic Convention, Occupy Wall Street) and imagined come to life in this novel. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it will make you laugh and break your heart.

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In 'Ghost Talkers,' The Spies Are Actual Spooks

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mary Robinette Kowal's new book imagines a version of World War I where mediums serve in the British Army, and newly dead soldiers are vital sources of information about what's happening at the front.

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'The Hike' Turns Traditional Fairy Tales Inside Out

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Drew Magary's new novel is the strange story of average guy Ben, whose business meeting at a old country hotel turns into a bizarre odyssey through the woods, full of giant crickets and talking crabs.

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China Miéville Goes To War In 'New Paris.' Very, Very Weird War

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Miéville's new novel is set in 1941 Paris, as occultists and philosophers attempt to fight the Nazi invaders with a surrealism bomb that accidentally unleashes hellish dreams onto the Paris streets.

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'Dark Matter' Is A Jet-Propelled Science Thriller

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Blake Crouch's new book — about a mild-mannered professor who's conked on the head and wakes up in another universe — doesn't make much sense, but it's a fast, tasty read with a killer twist.

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