Contemporary Fiction

Big If

Big If

Like many novels of its ilk (that ilk being post-modern), Big If concentrates on many stories and characters, eventually tying them all together by the end of t...
White Teeth

White Teeth

For some reason I was under the impression Zadie Smith was of Indian descent. I'm not sure what possessed me to think that, but I was apparently way off (she's ...
The Corrections

The Corrections

Unfortunately, I'm probably the last person in the United States to read The Corrections. I'm not embarrassed by this fact, merely pissed that everyone out ther...
Empire Falls

Empire Falls

For a book that meanders its way through 500 pages, Empire Falls sure is a hard book to put down. It's stories about these magical, small New England towns that...
Fury

Fury

It's hard to listen to a man who spends his nights hobnobbing with the literati at Elaine's complain about anything. What kind of fury do you have when you trav...