Jean-Christophe Valtat’s Icky, Riveting 03

A swirling teenage monologue that's both disturbing and compelling thanks to the author's precision.
August 2nd, 2010
Last week I wrote about two French novels that have been translated recently into English: Jean-Christophe Valtat’s 03, which was published last month, and Tristan ...

Simon Rich’s Elliot Allagash

July 22nd, 2010
Simon Rich’s debut novel, Elliot Allagash, is about a young well-intentioned nerd named Seymour who tricks and cheats his way to high school popularity and an exemplary ...