10 Books You Don’t Have Time To Read


Thankfully, the New York Times has read them, so you don’t have to. 


  • DANGEROUS LAUGHTER Thirteen Stories By Steven Millhauser. Alfred A. Knopf, $24.
  • NETHERLAND By Joseph O’Neill. Pantheon Books, $23.95.
  • 2666 By Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, cloth and paper, $30.
  • A MERCY By Toni Morrison. Alfred A. Knopf, $23.95.
  • UNACCUSTOMED EARTH By Jhumpa Lahiri. Alfred A. Knopf, $25.


  • THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING Death and the American Civil War By Drew Gilpin Faust. Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95.
  • THE WORLD IS WHAT IT IS The authorised Biography of V. S. Naipaul By Patrick French. Alfred A. Knopf, $30.
  • NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF By Julian Barnes. Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95.
  • THE FOREVER WAR By Dexter Filkins. Alfred A. Knopf, $25.
  • THE DARK SIDE The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals By Jane Mayer. Doubleday, $27.50.