Book Reviews

New reading recommendations from Colorado Review

  • The New Animals

    The New Animals

    By Pip Adam

    For the people who do not inhabit them, islands have always only represented either a...

  • Absolute Away

    Absolute Away

    By Lance Olsen

    In Absolute Away, Lance Olsen develops three distinct “movements” to structure a novel that takes...

  • The Age of Doubt

    The Age of Doubt

    By Pak Kyongni (translated by Sophie Bowman, Anton Hur, Slin Jung, You Jeong Kim, Paige Aniyah Morris, Mattho Mandersloot, Emily Yae Won, and Dasom Yang)

    Trial and Error Who are we allowed to love? Who should we worship? How do...

  • Forgotten Night

    Forgotten Night

    By Rebecca Goodman

    “Words rained all around me,” states our narrator in a moment of loss, clarity, and...

  • Shy


    By Max Porter

    Shy is Max Porter’s fourth novel, after Grief is a Thing with Feathers and Lonny,...

  • Shoot the Horses First

    Shoot the Horses First

    By Leah Angstman

    Orphan trains. Discovery of new moss species. Anti/love stories across race, ability, and socioeconomic class....

  • Pretend It's My Body

    Pretend It’s My Body

    By Luke Dani Blue

    Luke Dani Blue’s debut collection Pretend It’s My Body: Stories places trans and queer people’s...