Author: Mondyboy

The Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Have Been Announced…

While I slept the National Book Critics Circle announced its finalists for 2017.  The NBCC hands out awards in 7 categories, but I’ll only be focusing on the best novel.  This year’s nominees are….  Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead)  The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)  The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Knopf)  Improvement by Joan Silber(Counterpoint)  Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)  I couldn’t be any less surprised seeing Sing, Unburied, Sing on the shortlist.  That’s not to diss the novel because it deserves all the plaudits but I’d be stunned if it doesn’t win this year’s award.  It’s certainly...

Read More
  • My review of The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott (Farrar Straus and Giroux)
    about 20 hours ago
  • By now you should know that if a book has buzz, I'm going to read it. ‘Asymmetry’ by Lisa Halliday has had, what t…
    about 1 day ago