April 2020 Paperback Previews

I emerge from pulling together April’s paperback preview a shattered and broken woman, drowning under AIs and paperbacks, claims of “breakthrough” and “major” and “ground-breaking” flashing before my eyes. That’s a lie—I do everything digitally. But more seriously, the quantity of books published this month is seriously high—the highest I’ve seen. Too high? We’ll see I guess.

There are so many riches here, but my fear is that they will get lost in the flood. A number of titles could have been one of my picks of the month—Mark Haddon’s The Porpoise (when’s it going to win a prize?); Ben S...

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