The A.V. Club’s favorite books of 2017

Something about this year made reading books feel not just crucial, but a little bit transgressive. Maybe it’s the assault on education and freedom of the press, or maybe it’s just that between reading new reports of abusive men and Trump’s latest attempt to chokehold the nation, simply reading for pleasure feels…

Finally available in English, Out In The Open is a spry feat of style and story

A breakout success when it first struck the Spanish literary scene back in 2013, Jes√ļs Carrasco‚Äôs Out In The Open tells a very simple story: danger hot on his heels, a boy flees across the arid plains of an unknown country toward hardship and pain. Carrasco‚Äôs style is terse and direct, and he omits all but the most‚Ķ