05 March 2007
Contemporary fiction is still recovering from Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a horrific vision of a father and son making...
04 September 2006
Andrew O'Hagan's third novel confirms him as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in modern English...
14 June 2004
Howard Jacobson gets funnier and more exhilarating with each new novel. Having once been seen as inhabiting the same...
12 April 2004
Alan Hollinghurst's elegant fourth novel captures a particular kind of privileged gay lifestyle during the Thatcherite...
02 February 2004
Many novelists become so grand that no editor will dare alter a word they write. They can publish almost anything, and...
Flight of fancy. Jonathan Lethem's novel about growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s is thrilling, but also highly eccentric, discovers Peter Bradshaw
19 January 2004
It has been many years since magical realism was fashionable in fiction. This maddeningly readable and utterly baffling...
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...
Sucking Mr Hill. Peter Bradshaw on a biography of a neglected master of seaside-postcard naughtiness
20 May 2002
Which British TV comedian was admired passionately by Charlie Chaplin and adored by Greta Garbo? Which British TV...
The possibility of happiness. The Carry On films represented the best of England. Or was it the worst? Peter Bradshaw on the life of the saddest act in the history of British cinema
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...