Book Reviews by Jason Sullivan

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Character-driven versus plot-driven stories: Readers of literary…

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Andrea Pitzer

Tales of polar expeditions haunt because we know how they end.…

Inside Story: A Novel by Martin Amis

A frequently asked question of authors in "The New York Times…

The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes by Zachary D. Carter

If there's one college course that seems to fall into the "liked…

The Silence by Don DeLillo

Illusory though it is, there's an endorphin-rush moment when…

The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures by Jennifer Hofmann

East Berlin, early November 1989. Protestors seeking political…

The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency by John Dickerson

The time is nigh, fellow citizens. This Tuesday, we shall exercise…

The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States by Walter Johnson

History runs through St. Louis like a current. It’s downtown…

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godrfey-Smith

You and I stand on one of evolution’s most privileged branches.…