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05 March 2007
Contemporary fiction is still recovering from Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a horrific vision of a father and son making...
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04 September 2006
Andrew O'Hagan's third novel confirms him as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in modern English...
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14 June 2004
Howard Jacobson gets funnier and more exhilarating with each new novel. Having once been seen as inhabiting the same...
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12 April 2004
Alan Hollinghurst's elegant fourth novel captures a particular kind of privileged gay lifestyle during the Thatcherite...
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02 February 2004
Many novelists become so grand that no editor will dare alter a word they write. They can publish almost anything, and...
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19 January 2004
It has been many years since magical realism was fashionable in fiction. This maddeningly readable and utterly baffling...
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30 September 2002
Zadie Smith has turned around the follow-up to her near-miracle debut in just a couple of years. It would be ungracious...
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20 May 2002
Which British TV comedian was admired passionately by Charlie Chaplin and adored by Greta Garbo? Which British TV...
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01 October 2001
You can see him in Tower Records any day of the week, on the album cover of The Very Best of The Smiths. Charles...