Hawkins’s writing displays a suspicion of power, especially male power, though she is also eager to identify moments of female collusion in misogyny.
This 1950s novel, beloved by Marilynne Robinson, has power and poignancy – but little that surprises us.
The surrealist fancies of the “New Weird” find elegant expression in The Erstwhile by Brian Catling and The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville.
The President has published 17 books. Big win! Giles Smith ploughed through 5,000 pages of anecdotes, grievances, business “wisdom” and “truthful hyperbole” to try to uncover what drives him.
Abraham Lincoln carries an urgent message in this remarkable novel of ghosts and war.
On average, people spend around three hours a day on our phones. How did our use of technology become so compulsive? And how do we fight back?
Dystopian novels of the 1930s and 1940s feel topical once again – but how much do they tell us about Trump and today’s populist upheavals?
“a soldier of an unknown army / fell here / to the bottom of the fog”
Citizen and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely invite us to reframe, reconstitute and rephrase the experience of being a black person in a white-majority country.
Kids are dressing up as that beloved classic fictional character, Zoella.
Making a case by rendering the contrary one manifestly absurd is Eagleton’s compulsive mode of argument.
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