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Johanna Thomas-Corr is a literary critic and a New Statesman contributing writer
The novel veers between jet-setting farce and musings on recent issues of Current Biology.
The infamous Canadian psychologist returns with more lofty self-help sermons. But his quest for order is thwarted by the tragicomedy of his own life.
The oddball American writer’s debut novel is a witty and true depiction of the experience of living online.
Spufford’s new novel is a quiet, contemplative book about the imagined future lives of children killed in a German V2 attack during the Blitz.
The debut novel of a celebrated millennial critic is scornful, cold and – even worse – boring.
Porter’s tribute to Bacon is a short work, dense with allusions, somewhere between a prose-poem and a play script.
Perhaps it's best to think of Summer as something other than a novel or, at least, a distinct subgenre of the novel. Fast fiction?
Midway through Jenny Kleeman’s entertaining survey of the latest advances in life sciences, I began to worry.
In this short novel, Lacey takes the idea of the passive protagonist to an extreme.
The questions that keep you reading are hypotheticals: will they wind up together? Will they make it to the White House – and, if so, in what order?