A new book by Richard English suggests that killing can bring its own rewards.
Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee invites us to reconsider the very nature of truth - but its answers are sometimes vague.
Walsh's short stories are elegant, but the closed-off life they portray is an impoverished one for anybody.
Stéphane Heuet's illustrated adaptation of Swann's Way is a triumph.
Mervyn King's The End of Alchemy is rigorous - but his “audacity of pessimism” may be more pessimistic than audacious.
Antisocial and curious, rude and generous, a literary EastEnders fan – my friend was full of contradictions.
When an update is made to the Harry Potter universe, it makes news around the world – whether for good reasons or bad.
Jeremy Lewis’s biography reveals the life of the man who made the Observer unique.
The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome is the first of Brussolo's novels to be translated – and, happily, it's also one of the best.
Dan Fox’s new book sets out to reclaim the P-word with an impressively broad-ranging study of art, literature and culture.
The Power of the Dog was first published in 1967 and is now being re-released by Vintage as a “rediscovered classic”, as John Williams’s Stoner was published a few years ago.
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