Tag Archive: Chang-rae Lee

Feb 21

Who Should Win the National Book Critics Circle Award?

These were the novels nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.   Click on the links to read my entertaining but always insightful reviews. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press) Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books) Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press) Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead …

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Feb 09

Book Review: On Such A Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee

What’s It About Set on a dystopian Earth where class is strictly defined, a girl – Fan – leaves the relative safety of her home to look for her boyfriend who has mysteriously disappeared.  Fan’s search exposes her to the poverty that exists beyond her walled city of B-Mor (once known as Baltimore) to the …

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Jan 21

The National Book Critics Circle Finalists Have Been Announced

The National Book Critics Circle have announced this year finalists ranging from criticism, to poetry, to biography to fiction.  I’m only interested in the fiction category so here are the five nominees. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press) Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books) Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press) Chang-rae …

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