Books by Sam Lipsyte

THE FUN PARTS by Sam Lipsyte
Released: March 5, 2013

"That forcing and a tendency to pile on are the only things preventing the dark vision of this smart, hip, supertalented writer from being truly memorable."
Freaks, misfits and addicts crowd this second collection from Lipsyte (The Ask, 2010, etc.); his stories are beyond mordant. Read full book review >
THE ASK by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"The author's most ambitious work yet—a brilliant and scabrously entertaining riff on contemporary America."
Another savage, hilarious black comedy from Lipsyte (Home Land, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
HOME LAND by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Spacey chuckles."
More marijuana moonbeams from reefer-brained Lipsyte (The Subject Steve, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SUBJECT STEVE by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Like nonalcoholic beer or wine: a nice taste but the elevator never rises."
Lipsyte's first novel follows his stack of short stories, Venus Drive (2000), which showed a steel grip on language but often added up to paragraphs of brain-fog. Read full book review >
VENUS DRIVE by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2000

Debut sheaf of short stories by a minimalist in the style of Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish, master of the preshrunk sentence. Read full book review >