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Reviews: All Books


Jun 2016

Review of: Published in: New York Times

His prose sparkles with insights and captivating description, whether he is observing camels in Mongolia... or eating his way through China.

Jun 2016

Review of: Published in: SpokaneFaVS

We read Andrew Solomon not just for his scrupulous research on a range of subjects, but also for the pleasure of his gorgeous prose.

May 2016

Review of: Published in: Library Journal

Solomon’s fans, readers of travel literature, and students of long-form journalism will welcome this addition.

May 2016

Review of: Published in: The Bookseller

His writing is never less than deeply perceptive writing, and wonderfully humane.

May 2016

Review of: Published in: KUER

Solomon gives us a startling and insightful view of change-in-the-making over the years, while ever reminding us of our common humanity.

May 2016

Review of: Published in: Star Tribune

Solomon's reporting from far-flung places is surprisingly powerful, a bighearted response to a divisive era.

Apr 2016

Review of: Published in: Christian Science Monitor

A lifetime of travel writing by Solomon includes a wide array of adventures, all wonderfully observed.

Apr 2016

Review of: Published in: Economist

He has gifts of compassion and close attention that make people keen to confide in him.

Apr 2016

Review of: Published in: Pacific Standard

Far and Away is a reminder that, although foreign reporting isn’t easy, and that American journalists probably get places wrong as often as they get them right, deep work is worth doing and worth paying for, both to encourage cultural exchange and because a skilled writer who reports at length may create literature.

Apr 2016

Review of: Published in: Elle

The meaty dispatches are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner’s globe-trotting adventures.