Books by A. Alvarez

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Like the dreams that are dissected and explained at length, the connections here are just too unclear. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Although pleasing to read and informative, this exploration of the elements of night ultimately lacks cohesion. Read full book review >
DAY OF ATONEMENT by A. Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Slackly plotted—its title, despite Alvarez's best efforts, an empty promise—but still a highly effective mood piece, right down to the appropriately bleak anticlimax."
The sudden death (heart failure brought on, it turns out, by torture) of their generous wheeler-dealer friend Tommy Apple plunges Joe and Judy Constantine into a half-lit world of criminal scams and unscrupulous cops. Read full book review >

Alvarez (Off-Shore, 1986) slips down the literary slopes in this indifferent profile of his good buddy, mountain climber Mo Anthoine. Read full book review >