Norman Rush has reviewed my novel in the 15 August 2013 issue of the New York Review of Books.
In Harper’s Bazaar, Emily Cronin describes Necessary Errors as “a sparkling first novel by the literary critic Caleb Crain about youth, ambition, and self-invention in early-’90s Prague.”
While you were watching Sharknado, Steph Opitz decided that my novel Necessary Errors is “an endearing and thoughtful look at the expatriate experience” and said so in the August issue of Marie Claire (the write-up doesn’t seem to be online).
Vanity Fair has named Necessary Errors one of the “best new books of August.” And Garth Risk Hallberg lists the novel in the Millions’ “Great Second-Half 2013 Book Preview,” writing that “Crain’s stately, wry, and generous first novel breaks the mold.” The novel comes out August 6th.
In the latest issue of Publishers Weekly, there’s another positive early review of my novel Necessary Errors. If you’re a subscriber you can search for it at their site, but otherwise the review is not online at all. Excerpt: “Crain reinvents the novel of the innocent in his well-wrought debut. . . . The novel is full of the kinds of conversations shared by intelligent, earnest young people everywhere; the parallels between their idealism and uncertainty and those of their adopted country are handled with great skill.”