For two cerebral Oxford undergraduates the obscure writings of a German thinker become a matter of life and death.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s ambitious new novel has notes of Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.
Whitehead’s prize-winning novel of slavery in America is his finest work yet.
Wray's new novel explores our esoteric obsession with time.
Álvaro Enrigue’s intellectually formidable novel Sudden Death takes an unusual approach to an unusual subject matter – with startling results.
For all its terrifying, exciting moments, Slade House is at best a compulsively readable lark, too in thrall to its own eerie cosmology.
While some of her other dystopian fiction becomes preachy, even hectoring, here a character hears about a sex robot that is “like a super-dildo, only with a body attached”.
Amitav Ghosh’s new novel, Flood of Fire, takes you to the end of its exploring, only to hint that the story is just beginning.
The Laughing Monsters has no tension - this is a sour, overwrought novel which fills a continent with cheap laughs and cardboard villians.
Marlon James’s novel about an assassination attempt on Bob Marley is more true for being fiction.