Richard Power’s novel, The Overstory, is a complex, spreading network of roots and branches. The characters interact, are invented, relate and yet seem not to realize their influence.
Edwin Rist is the feather thief. Was he a young man, too easily indulged by parents, and full of obsession? Was Edwin a detached manipulator?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah is a novel grounded in love, family, and seeing a place for the first time, then seeing it again after perspectives broaden.
As a concept, the Culture novels are wonderful; but at times the narrative crumbles under the weight of drawn out plots and overly detailed moments.
In a post-scarcity existence with hundreds of years to live one’s life, what happens when one wants something else?
In one sense, Six Wakes is a closed room mystery with a science fiction twist of clones.
Babylon’s Ashes continue to explore those risks with the entire landscape cracked open.
Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman is a novella with such minimal plotting it almost reads like a character-study.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a novel of beauty and perseverance, which shows an unflinching view of Japan’s treatment of Koreans.
Vandermeer leaves the reader with hope at the end of Acceptance. It’s up to the reader whether or not they welcome it.