Search Results: "Howard Jacobson"


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ZOO TIME by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Guy's not a lucky guy, to be sure, but if there's justice, Jacobson will enjoy best-sellerdom in his place with this latest romp."
Bad-boy funnyman Jacobson waxes pensive and topical—but no less mirthful—in his latest assault on the foibles of modern life. Read full book review >

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WHO'S SORRY NOW? by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"Jacobson is often likened to Philip Roth, but there's plenty of Isaac Bashevis Singer in his somewhat weary understanding of the human condition. Fans won't be disappointed."
Another middle-age-angst-meets-sex-romp comedy from Jacobson (Man Booker Prize winner The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), that great chronicler of modern rakery. Read full book review >

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THE DOG'S LAST WALK by Howard Jacobson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 18, 2017

"A delightful and argute collection from a talented stylist."
A collection of mini-essays from one of England's finest writers. Read full book review >

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IN THE LAND OF OZ by Howard Jacobson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Witty, at times self-deprecating, and always shrewdly observant, Jacobson offers a wry, revealing portrait of a land and its people."
A sharp-eyed British traveler recalls his greatest adventure. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2012

"Rich and flavorful—best ingested in small amounts so the savory pleasures linger."
The 2010 winner of the Man Booker Prize serves up selections from his columns at the Independent. Read full book review >

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NO MORE MR. NICE GUY by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A lovely, lively novel for all its sometimes bitter view of the war between the sexes; impeccably written, and without a false note."
Man Booker Prize winner Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.) delivers a cross-the-pond rejoinder to Philip Roth in this entertaining, sexually laden picaresque. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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THE ACT OF LOVE by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"A robust novel—preposterous, disturbing and dazzlingly written."
A novel of sexual obsession and a little bit of guilt (but not much), from the London-based author of Kalooki Nights (2007), long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF HENRY by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Unproductive navel-gazing."
Jacobson's turgid eighth outing tells you more than you ever wanted to know about the life of a retired university lecturer. Read full book review >

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KALOOKI NIGHTS by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2007

"Jacobson's account of a life of 'jokes, Jews, bitterness, and whys' is clever, celebratory, condemnatory, excessive, overwhelming and unique."
A scorching disquisition on (British) Jewish identity, spun from an unspeakable criminal act. Read full book review >

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ROOTS SCHMOOTS by Howard Jacobson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1994

"Despite some nice miniatures, a snide, rather pointless, lazy book."
In his fiction (Redback, 1987; Peeping Tom, 1985, etc.) and now with this travelogue/sociologue/personalogue about his semi-Jewishness, Jacobson seems fated never quite to cast off the perception of him as a Philip Roth wannabe perpetually one step behind (both in talent and intellectual plasticity) his American master. Read full book review >

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THE VERY MODEL OF A MAN by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"Jacobson looks into faith and sees only dark corners."
A smug novel that aspires to rip the lid off religious convention and conviction. Read full book review >