Reviews

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed takes the light out of Paris

Ron Charles reviews The Committed for the Independent. In 2015, a professor at the University of Southern California published his first novel, called The Sympathizer. The story was a cerebral work of historical fiction and political satire cleverly infiltrated with cultural criticism. Although cloaked as a thriller, it didn’t fit neatly into that popular genre… (read more)


Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2021

The Committed is featured as one of Publisher’s Weekly‘s most anticipated books.(read more)

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The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen — rawness and rage

Randy Boyagoda writes a review about The Committed for Financial Times. With the release of his brainy, brawny second novel, The Committed, Viet ThanhNguyen…(read more)

Publishers Weekly Newsletter

The Committed is featured in the Publishers’ Weekly newsletter. ‘The Committed’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen The long-awaited sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘The Sympathizer,’…(read more)

10 NOVELS YOU SHOULD READ THIS MARCH

The Committed is featured on CrimeReads‘ list of novels to read. Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Committed In Viet Thanh Nguyen’s highly anticipated followup to…(read more)

‘The Committed’ Remains Uncommitted — And That’s Its Strength

Thúy Đinh reviews The Committed for NPR. With smoke-and-mirrors panache, The Committed — Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sequel to The Sympathizer — continues the travails of our Eurasian Ulysses,…(read more)

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RTE Guide

The Committed is mentioned in RTE Guide.(read more)

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Book Review – The Committed

G. Robert Frazier reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed for BookPage. The much-anticipated sequel to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Sympathizer, The Committed invites…(read more)

His Debut Novel Won the Pulitzer. Now It Has an Action-Packed Sequel.

Junot Díaz reviews The Committed for The New York Times. What the immigrant, the ghost, the spy and the war have in common is…(read more)

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Daily Mail Reviews: The Committed

Sara Lawrence reviews The Committed for Daily Mail. This is a sequel to the Vietnamese-American author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2015 novel The Sympathiser, but it…(read more)

The Committed does loneliness in a very Viet Thanh Nguyen way: Review

David Canfield reviews The Committed for Entertainment Weekly. For Viet Thanh Nguyen, the genre is the point. His debut novel, The Sympathizer, breathlessly weaved through…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sequel ‘The Committed’ is sharp, but ultimately less gripping than the Pulitzer-winning original

Michael Upchurch reviews The Committed for the Seattle Times. Few novels have catapulted their way into the American literary canon as quickly as Viet…(read more)

In ‘The Committed,’ Viet Thanh Nguyen continues his Pulitzer Prize-winning story

Ron Charles reviews The Committed for the Washington Post. In 2015, a professor at the University of Southern California published his first novel called…(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen Packs Plenty of Action and Outrage Into ‘The Committed’

Dwight Garner reviews The Committed for The New York Times. If I’m a boat person, thinks the narrator of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Committed,” so…(read more)

How Viet Thanh Nguyen Turns Fiction Into Criticism

Jonathan Dee reviews The Committed for the New Yorker. “I wanted my fiction to be as critical as it was creative,” Viet Thanh Nguyen…(read more)

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Publisher Weekly: The Committed

Publisher Weekly reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed.(read more)