In my new role as Book Review editor for fiction and poetry at The Brooklyn Rail, I have a sense of how much work faces my editors at The New York Times Book Review.  Each of my following reviews at the NYTBR owes all to those excellent folks.  (Note: Some of my reviews for The New York Times Book Review appeared in the Fiction Chronicle and their new feature “The Shortlist.”  Those books and authors have been listed separately.)

XO Orpheus, Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The Cool School, Edited by Glenn O’Brien

The Moth Anthology, Edited by Catherine Burns

The Twelve (part two of The Passage vampire trilogy), by Justin Cronin

We The Animals, by Justin Torres

There Is No Year, by Blake Butler

Mary Ann In Autumn, by Armistead Maupin

Dogfight, A Love Story, by Matt Burgess

The November Criminals, by Sam Munson

The Escape, by Adam Thirlwell

Generation A, by Douglas Coupland

Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same, by Mattox Roesch

The Death of Bunny Munro, by Nick Cave

Home Boy, by H.M. Naqvi

The Cry of the Sloth, by Sam Savage

Perforated Heart, by Eric Bogosian

Ugly Man, Dennis Cooper

The Hospital for Bad Poets, J. C. Hallman

Pygmy, by Chuck Palahniuk

Security, by Stephen Amidon

After You’ve Gone, Jeffrey Lent

Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet, by Darrin Doyle

Pandora in the Congo, Albert Sanchez Pinol

The Unknown Knowns, Jeffrey Rotter

Future Missionaries of America, by Matthew Vollmer

Body Surfing, Dale Peck

Out of My Skin, by John Haskell



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