Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

We're All Haunted In 'The Turn Of The Key'

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ruth Ware's new novel is a clever update on Henry James' classic of paranoia, but instead of ghosts, Ware's characters are haunted by unknowable, unpredictable smart homes and surveillance technology.


'White Flights' Examines The Legacy Of Whiteness On Fiction And Culture

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Jess Row's collection is an ambitious attempt to investigate what is latent in the silences of 20th century white writers on race. It is both astute and painfully self-regarding.


'I Like To Watch' Is A Passionate, Brilliant Defense Of TV

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The collection of 32 mostly previously published essays by New Yorker TV Critic Emily Nussbaum includes a new consideration of the question "What should we do with the art of terrible men?"


In 'The Enemy Of The People,' CNN Reporter Recounts His Time Covering President Trump

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jim Acosta comes across less like a reporter than a rival in his book — giving his side of the history of his interactions with the president and the legal battle to regain access to the White House.


'Frannie Langton' Takes Power Over Her Own Story

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In Sara Collins' new novel, a former slave accused of murder recounts her life — but, as Frannie Langton herself says, no one expects a woman like her to tell her story, or for it to include joy.


'Unfreedom Of The Press' Is Full Of Bombast And Bile

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Right-wing Fox host Mark Levin conducts no interviews and offers no original research in his book; it is little more than a free gift with purchase: People are instead buying his message to the media.


In 'White' Bret Easton Ellis Falls Victim To The Behavior He Criticizes

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It's possible to seriously consider the left's preoccupation with public shaming, its increasingly repetitive vocabulary of resistance and privilege — and do it well. But that's not been done here.


'The Old Drift' Takes The Long View Of Human (And Mosquito) History

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Namwali Serpell's lush, sprawling new novel is a speculative history — and future — of Zambia, from colonialism to an ill-fated space program and the age of mass surveillance and drone warfare.


Could A Novel Lead Someone To Kill? 'Murder By The Book' Explores The Notion

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Author Claire Harman writes that one reason François Benjamin Courvoisier gave for why he murdered his boss Lord William Russell in 1840 was that he wanted to model himself on a book character.


'Kushner, Inc.' Adds Little To The Canon On Jared And Ivanka

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Other journalists have previously reported many of the serious claims presented in Vicky Ward's book; her own yields generally feel meager, wrapping even the smallest scoops in a fog of insinuation.


Journalism's Battles Are On Display In Jill Abramson's 'Merchants Of Truth'

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The former New York Times editor's examination of four news outlets pits new against old, mercenary versus honorable — and is unlikely to inspire the next generation of journalists.


'The Water Cure' Makes Toxic Masculinity Literal

Sunday, January 13, 2019

In Sophie Mackintosh's tart, twisted fairy tale, a family hides away on a remote island to escape a world in which men may actually be toxic. But their lives are upended when three castaways wash up.


Brutally Intelligent 'Milkman' Depicts Lives Cramped By Fear

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Anna Burns' new novel — which won the Man Booker prize — follows a never-named young woman who's being harassed by a powerful paramilitary figure during Ireland's Troubles.


Bernie Sanders Criticizes Democrats And Republicans In 'Where We Go From Here'

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The former presidential candidate's latest book is just what you might expect from this genre: His platforms are presented but not interrogated — and there is little self-reflection.


Just How Tight Are Family Ties When Your Sister's A 'Serial Killer'?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Oyinkan Braithwaite's wry, sly debut novel follows two sisters, dowdy Korede and gorgeous Ayoola — who has a habit of killing her boyfriends. Korede cleans up her sister's messes, but for how long?


Jonathan Franzen Finds Hope In Nature In 'The End Of The End Of The Earth'

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A new collection the author's essays spans art, nature and autobiography — taking aim at people he meets in daily life but also exposing his own vulnerabilities.


'Melmoth' Bears Witness To Our Worst, Loneliest Moments

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sarah Perry's new novel isn't subtle — it's full of ominous birds, guttering candles and mysterious figures in gloomy windows. But there's something satisfying about its emotional flamboyance.


Stormy Daniels Offers 'Full Disclosure' On Her Own Terms

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

In her memoir, the porn star lures readers with salacious details of her alleged time with President Trump, then insists that those "two to three minutes" are the least interesting part of her life.


Homer's 'Unwilling' Women Are No Longer Quiet In 'The Silence Of The Girls'

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Told from the perspective of Achilles' concubine, Briseis, Pat Barker's The Silence Of The Girls brings new life to the women of Homer's Iliad.


Everyone's Miserable In The 'Hot, Horrible' World Of 'Ponti'

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sharlene Teo's debut novel is a shimmering story of three women in Singapore, but its plot gets washed away among the grotesque and stomach-churning detail.