Wednesday Evening Book Reviews

Rosanna Xia on Christine Schutt’s Prosperous Friends: “In a collection of carefully thought-out moments, Schutt’s haunting yet lyrical words linger long after the final page.” (LATimes)

PD Smith on Jim Al-Khalili’s Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed:  “Al-Khalili takes the reader on a journey through this microscopic world, where subatomic particles behave differently depending on whether they are being observed, where they can be both wave and particle, and where two quantum particles can remain in touch however far apart they are – an idea Einstein wrongly dismissed as “spooky action at a distance”.” (The Guardian)

Jacob Silverman on Juliann Garey’s Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See: “Her prose can be quite funny, tending toward two comic modes: acidic banter and sly observational humor.” (Chicago Tribune)

Stephan Lee on John Kenney’s Truth in Advertising: “…we’re sold on Kenney’s trenchant, quick-witted debut.” (EW.com)

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