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It’s Super Tuesday (for Books)!

This is a particularly star-studded week for publishing, with books by Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and other heavy-hitters out tomorrow. Here’s what our reviewers and critics had to say about some of the biggest new titles.

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In this book about the overlapping history of television and politics, The Times’s chief TV critic writes what our reviewer called a “dramedy,” exploring how Donald J. Trump’s television career made his rise to the presidency almost inevitable. Poniewozik “uses his ample comedic gifts in the service of describing a slow-boil tragedy,” our reviewer, Gary Shteyngart, wrote, adding, “This book is really about the role played by all of us, the faithful citizens of TV Nation.”

[ See our list of the 17 most anticipated books coming out this month. ]

King’s most recent book, about brilliant children with extrasensory talents who are held captive in a Maine compound, reminded our critic Dwight Garner why he loves the prolific writer: “The music is always good. He swings low to the ground. He gets closer to the realities and attitudes of working-class life in America than any living writer I can think of,” Garner explained. “This novel is less a motorcycle than a double-decker bus, but it does handle gracefully.”

[ What scares Stephen King?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/books/september-10-books.html

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