You can argue all day and into the night whether the book or the movie version is better but why make a decision at all? The books on this week’s list are all thoughtful stories that work quite well as books. But we’d like to see their storylines up on the screen as well.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTS
"Beha gets to have it both ways: His novel is at once brisk and episodic while critiquing the limits of brisk, episodic narrative."
A man desperate for cash makes a deal with the reality TV devil in this thoughtful, occasionally lecturing second novel from Harper's deputy editor Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >