Carlin Romano finds there's a lot to Thomas Pynchon's latest: Pynchon weighs in: Jokey, dense, 1,085 pages.
Mark Sarvas finds there a lot also to Scarlett Thomas's The End of Mr. Y: A dizzying novel of ideas, ultimately craving clarity.
Gregory Feeley thinks the world of Robert Fagles's new translation of Virgil: Translation makes this a fine time to revisit Virgil.
I rather enjoyed my encounter with Mike Allen's Strange Wisdoms of the Dead: Strange poetry from the dark regions.
Desmond Ryan prefers the science to the crime in Erik Larson's Thunderstruck: Marconi's science beats sensational murder for sheer suspense.
Sounds as if Thirteen Moons may be better to listen to than to read: 'Cold Mountain' author's newest, told with Southern richness.
John Freeman was much impressed with Galway Kinnell's Strong Is Your Hold: A poet of nature, death, family - and love triumphant.
Ken Kalfus may not have won the National Book Award, but he's an interesting guy. Bruce Beans looks at His edgy perspective on 9/11.