December 2012
Books

The Slate Book Review Top 10 of 2012

The 10 most crucial books we reviewed this year.

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Nov. 30 2012 11:24 PMBASICA single line of code sends readers into a labyrinth.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:21 PMKurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Reading FictionA term paper assignment from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:16 PMAuthentocracy in AmericaOur brands, ourselves.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:12 PMPrague RocksA fantastical adventure set in the world’s most emo city.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:07 PMBe Our GuestA longtime hotel employee pulls back the curtain on the business of hospitality.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:02 PMThe Doppelganger in My Office ChairThe dreamy, unsettling comics of Lilli Carré.
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Nov. 29 2012 11:54 AMDan Kois’ 15 Favorite Books of 2012Other than Katherine Boo’s, obviously.
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Nov. 27 2012 4:19 PM2012 Books: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s editors, designers, and columnists choose their favorite books of 2012.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:23 PMThe End of PensIs handwriting worth saving?
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Nov. 30 2012 11:19 PMThis Charming BandAn exhaustive, exhausting book about the Smiths.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:14 PMThe Lost, Unlovable Evelyn WaughWhy are his later, Catholic novels so dismissed?
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Nov. 30 2012 11:09 PMThe Man ShowT Cooper on life as a trans dude.
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Nov. 30 2012 11:04 PM“Interesting” TimesSianne Ngai on the go-to descriptor of the modern age.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 30 2012 11:01 AMThe Audio Book Club on NWOur critics take on Zadie Smith’s novel about four residents of northwest London.
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Nov. 28 2012 1:56 PMThe Overlooked Books of 2012Slate Book Review critics suggest 20 great books you never heard about—but should’ve.