Welcome to my first end-of-year roundup. I have read a lot of good contemporary literature this year -- more than usual, because I've been doing some official reviewing -- though I don't claim to have an exhaustive sample.
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Our national preoccupation with the concept is somewhat odd -- no other country seems to share this need to score ambitious new novels by whether it's a "Great _____ Novel contender."
The common element is death rained down from the sky, and drones take this a step further by leaving the inflictors of it safe back in the States.
Today marks Pakistan's historic elections. It's significant because since the country's birth in 1947, it's the first time there's been a transition from one civilian government to another.
How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia By Mohsin Hamid
Riverhead Books, $26.95
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