Reviews

Madame Le Figaro | ENTRE FARCE et tragédie

Madame Le Figaro reviews Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Le Dévoué.(read more)

Shootouts and Philosophy: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Committed’

Ben Eastham reviews The Committed for ArtReview. In this sequel to the award-winning novel The Sympathizer, Nguyen’s anonymous narrator pursues a nihilistic life in France…(read more)

No-No Man: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nihilist masterpiece

Roy Scranton reviews The Committed for The Yale Review. IN THE ESSAY “COMMITMENT,” first published in 1962, Theodor Adorno asserts, “It is not the office…(read more)

Vietnam Veterans of America review of THE COMMITTED

The Committed is reviewed by Marc Leepson for Vietnam Veterans of America.(read more)

Pop Matters | VIET THANH NGUYEN NEARLY CLEAVES HIS PROTAGONIST IN TWO IN ‘THE COMMITTED’

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews The Committed for Pop Matters. While Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new novel, The Committed, is a stand-alone story, it also furthers the intellectual evolution and…(read more)

Bookreporter | The Committed

Jana Siciliano reviews The Committed for the Bookreporter. How does a writer follow up a debut novel that drew comparisons to Toni Morrison and Graham…(read more)

Washington Independent Review of Books | The Committed: A Novel

Ananya Bhattacharyya reviews The Committed for the Washington Independent Review of Books. One of the most interesting aspects of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed, sequel…(read more)

Los Angeles Review of Books | Where Solidarity Cannot Exist: On Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Committed”

Piper French reviews The Committed for the Los Angeles Review of Books. PARIS IN THE EARLY 1980s: ’68 is in the rear-view and the soixante-huitards are…(read more)

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)

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen UK cover

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 novel,…(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)

Chicago Review of Books | Unsteady and Yet Gripping Storytelling “The Committed”

Sara Webster reviews The Committed for the Chicago Review of Books. It’s easy to feel like you really know a character after reading a…(read more)