Books
27 February 2012
The Street Sweeper Elliot PerlmanFaber & Faber, 576pp, £14.99It's rare to find a book as bafflingly unaware of the...
Books
09 January 2012
Married Love Tessa HadleyJonathan Cape, 240pp, £14.99Don't be deceived by the having-it-all flourish of the title....
Books
28 November 2011
The Sea Is My Brother: the Lost Novel Jack KerouacPenguin, 432pp, £25In 1959, the poet Frank O'Hara was giving a...
Books
31 October 2011
From Truman Capote to Jonathan Lethem by way of H P Lovecraft, Norman Mailer and Jona­than Safran Foer, Brooklyn holds...
Books
06 October 2011
Zone One Colson WhiteheadHarvill Secker, 272pp, £14.99In the replacement genealogies of futuristic noir, the zombie...
Culture
22 August 2011
On Booze F Scott FitzgeraldNew Directions, 86pp, £7.99There have been many drunk writers - Truman Capote, Raymond...
Books
08 August 2011
The Blue Book A L KennedyJonathan Cape, 384pp, £16.99Magicians, psychics and those who dabble in the paranormal exert a...
Books
09 June 2011
The Girl in the Polka-Dot DressBeryl BainbridgeLittle, Brown, 208pp, £16.99One of the last letters Virginia Woolf wrote...
Culture
20 April 2011
The phrase "time is a goon" is uttered twice in this audacious, surprisingly affecting novel-in-pieces -...
Books
17 March 2011
Considering the publishing industry's insatiable appetite for celebrity memoirs, it is odd that more novelists aren't...
Books
10 February 2011
Caribou Island, David Vann, Penguin, 304pp, £8.99In 2008, David Vann's first work of fiction was published. Marketed as...
Culture
09 February 2011
There's a magical, sleight-of-hand quality about Polly Samson's third book, a linked collection of short stories...
Books
13 January 2011
In the 1970s, the Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa coined the phrase "spiritual materialism" to describe the...
Books
18 November 2010
In 1503, Albrecht Dürer produced Das große Rasenstück, a lovingly detailed worm's-eye view of a clump of soil from...
Culture
19 October 2010
Were one to write a pastiche of M R James, the master of the Victorian and Edwardian ghost story, one might usefully...

Pages