PositiveGQCarreyrou’s reporting in Bad Blood is exhaustive, including interviews with more than 150 people—more than 60 of those being ex-Theranos employees with enough tea to fill an Olympic pool. Still, the book stumbles a bit in its third act, when Carreyrou introduces himself and how he broke the story. Since we’ve spent the last 200 pages in the story, hearing him piece it together after the fact is a bit humdrum. (Carreyrou might have two Pulitzers, but this isn’t exactly Spotlight.) Still, these are small issues in a book that speaks volumes to tech at large.
PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewJade Chang is unendingly clever in her generous debut novel about the comedy of racial identity ... The teasing-but-loving dynamic of all three kids on the phone together illustrates Chang’s aptitude for writing dialogue and characters; as in the stand-up scene, she is at her finest when playing with the different expectations of an Asian audience and a white one ... It’s just too bad the end of the novel is such a mess. Unsatisfying resolutions for all of the Wang children feel forced when they are sent to the other end of the earth ... [a] compassionate and bright-eyed novel.