The Next Big Thing

Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation has been getting lots of buzz. The novel is about a precocious young boy who’s conscripted to serve in the army of an unnamed African nation, to fight in its civil war.

Beast has received rave reviews in the Washington Post, the New Zealand Herald, and, today, in the New York Times. A friend emailed me the other day to say he’d really enjoyed it, which piqued my interest.