NY Times Books
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New books that circumvent established norms and smash accepted verities to smithereens.
Must the revolutionary artist ignore the basic laws of decency that govern our world in order to transform that world?
Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb attend a famous dinner party.
An 1816 “ghost story” contest had lasting literary consequences.
Folk and fairy tales are loosely reimagined and rendered with scrupulous realism.
A 500-year history of apparitions, poltergeists, séances and our longing to believe in the paranormal.
In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.
New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.
Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.
Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.
New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.
New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.
New thrillers include Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.
Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.
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