Wednesday Evening Book Reviews

John Wilwol discovers a “zany new version” of the death of painter Vincent van Gogh in Christopher Moore’s Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art. (Washington Post)

Martin Chilton finds that Kurt Vonnegut “does not come out well as a person” in Charles J Shields’ biography, And So It Goes. (The Telegraph)

Melissa Allison says that Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business “makes a compelling case about a pervasive but little-known aspect of how we operate as humans, businesses and societies.” (Seattle Times)

Anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship With God produces “fantastic results,” according to Philip Zaleski. (San Francisco Chronicle)

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