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Vietnam Veterans of America review of THE COMMITTED

The Committed is reviewed by Marc Leepson for Vietnam Veterans of America.


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…(read more)

Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2021

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

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen, review — the Vietnamese story Apocalypse Now doesn’t show

Francesca Angelini reviews The Committed for The Sunday Times. Born in Vietnam and brought up in the US, the academic Viet Thanh Nguyen took…(read more)

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The Committed proves Viet Thanh Nguyen is one of America’s greatest living novelists

Duncan White reviews The Committed for The Daily Telegraph. When Viet Thanh Nguyen published his debut novel, The Sympathizer, in 2015, it was so…(read more)

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen wields humor against ‘the stupidities of the powerful’

Kate Tuttle reviews The Committed for The Boston Globe. After Viet Thanh Nguyen won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel, “The Sympathizer,” his…(read more)

The Sympathizer Returns

Laura Miller reviews The Committed for Slate. The last time readers saw the nameless narrator of The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize–winning…(read more)

In “The Committed”, author Viet Thanh Nguyen takes his dazzling Refugee trilogy to Paris

Vince Schleitwiler reviews The Committed for the International Examiner. When your debut conquers the world, how do you top it? Few writers have experienced…(read more)

Is Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new book ‘The Committed’ a novel of ideas or a high-octane thriller?

Steven W. Beattie reviews The Committed for the Toronto Star. Duality is a pervasive motif in “The Committed.” This is apparent from the first…(read more)

Fiction: ‘The Committed’ Review

Sam Sacks reviews The Committed for The Wall Street Journal. The narrator of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Committed” (Grove, 345 pages, $27) is a man without…(read more)

In ‘The Committed,’ Revolution and Colonialism Turn Into Crime

Noah Berlatsky reviews The Committed for Foreign Policy. “I am someone who believes that you do need revolutions when there’s injustice,” Viet Thanh Nguyen…(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 by Viet Thanh Nguyen review – challenging colonialism

Aminatta Forna reviews The Committed for The Guardian. “We were the unwanted, the unneeded and the unseen, invisible to all but ourselves.” And with…(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)