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by Tana French
These novels generate vertiginous thrills as they dramatize the difficulties of understanding ourselves, other people, and the world at large.
The girls in The Secret Place are very recognizably obnoxious teenagers — to the extent that I thought they were all idiots, and at one point or another I thought all of them capable of murder.
Here is a selection of recommended April reading, heavy on birth, death, and rebirth, and a little boredom.
Whether or not True Detective returns for another season and solves its woman problems, here's a list of crime novels where there’s a woman in charge. You might discover, like me, that you’re an accidental fan of the female detective.
Beyond the world of storytelling, plot is defined as a secret scheme to reach a specific end. Or it's a parcel of land. Or it means to mark a graph, chart, or map: the plotting shows us what has changed; our ship is headed this way. To a writer (me) interested in (obsessed with?) plot-making, all of these are significant definitions.
Dozens of books that you'll want to be reading for the rest of the year and into the next. Dig in!