• February 17, 2018
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Books

  • A comments thread on the web site of ‘School Library Journal’ includes allegations of sexual misconduct about the writer
  • Riding the speculative fiction wave
    Feb 14, 2018 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    A conversation with the American writer of the bestselling Maze Runner series
  • The Only Story by Julian Barnes review
    Feb 14, 2018 Reviewed by Kate Clanchy
    Julian Barnes deftly explores time and memory in his latest novel, about an older man recalling the romance that defined his life
  • Spies and the Bolshevik threat
    Feb 14, 2018 Reviewed by Paul Laity
    A rewarding book, the product of years in the declassified archives of MI5, highlights errors and exaggerated suspicions on the part of British intelligence
  • India’s growing pains
    Feb 14, 2018 Reviewed by Jason Burke
    A perceptive account of the challenges the nation faces in dealing with the aspirations of its young population
  • ‘I like an economy of words’
    Feb 07, 2018 Suparna Dutt-D’Cunha, Special to Weekend Review
    Nnedi Okorafor on writing a story in the Star Wars: From a Point of View anthology, ignorant stereotyping and why she likes an economy of words
  • A mind in flight from itself
    Feb 07, 2018 Reviewed by Ligaya Mishan
    The heroine of Madeleine Thien’s novel Dogs at the Perimeter confronts the demons of her past in communist-occupied Cambodia
  • A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey review
    Jan 31, 2018 Reviewed by Tessa Hadley
    A joyous car race across 1950s Australia becomes an examination of the nation’s crimes against its Indigenous people
  • Philip Roth still has plenty to say
    Jan 31, 2018 By Charles McGrath
    The award-winning novelist stopped writing about seven years ago, and now reads, mainly American history and modern European history
  • A history of modern Palestine
    Jan 31, 2018 By Ramzy BaroudSpecial to Weekend Review
    An excerpt from ”The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story” which will be published on February 20
  • 5 books to turn around your life
    Jan 27, 2018 By Sangeetha Sagar, Staff Writer
    From self-defence to the Bitcoin buzz, here is a selection of good reads that will help you change things up in 2018
  • Was Vietnam winnable for the US?
    Jan 24, 2018 By Jennifer Rubin
    Military historian and foreign-policy analyst Max Boot’s new book suggests yes, offers advice for the war in Afghanistan
  • Nowhere men
    Jan 24, 2018 Reviewed by Idra Novey
    Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s characters wander the globe in search of meaning
  • Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography review
    Jan 24, 2018 Reviewed by Blake Morrison
    Flamboyant and self taught, Leonardo da Vinci was unreliable. He was also one of the most gifted and inventive men in history
  • Le Guin best known for 'Earthsea' series in which an apprentice sorcerer fights against evil
  • Keeping Pakistan in focus
    Jan 17, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    German photographer Manolo Ty is capturing the essence of the country — one image at a time
  • A Hitchcockian plot
    Jan 17, 2018 Reviewed by Janet Maslin
    For hard-core aficionados of classic logical mysteries, this book includes some special delights
  • How Churchill replaced Chamberlain
    Jan 17, 2018 Reviewed by Richard Overy
    An engaging blow-by-blow account of the negotiations over Britain’s wartime leadership
  • Trailblazing feminists
    Jan 17, 2018 Reviewed by Wendy Moore
    From scientists to weapons testers to doctors — bringing to life the formidable female pioneers who helped win the war and the vote
  • Researchers discover shreds of paper bearing legible printing that survived three centuries underwater on sunken vessel
  • Award is handed out every year to a critically acclaimed writer ‘whose body of work helps us understand and interpret the human condition’
  • Man who’s pulling the plug on social media
    Jan 10, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Cal Newport advocates a complete break form Facebook, Twitter and the like, and being smarter with our smartphones
  • Lives other than his own
    Jan 10, 2018 Reviewed by Claire Messud
    A retired classics professor in Berlin gets to know a group of African refugees
  • How to read more books in 2018
    Jan 04, 2018 Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times
    Think of it less as a new year’s resolution, and more as a belated holiday gift to yourself
  • India, through the eyes of an Emirati
    Jan 03, 2018 By Ali Al Shouk, Staff Writer
    For nearly five decades, Abdullah Nasser Al Ameri has been travelling to India. He now offers a unique perspective on the country’s common bond with the UAE
  • The White Book by Han Kang review
    Jan 03, 2018 Reviewed by Deborah Levy
    The author of The Vegetarian has written a powerful autobiographical meditation on the life and death of a newborn sister
  • Two million steps through history
    Jan 03, 2018 Reviewed by Omar ShariffDeputy GCC/Middle East Editor
    At its heart, this very readable book is about the people McCarron encounters
  • The Quarrels of 1949
    Jan 03, 2018 Reviewed by Orville Schell
    A history of the pivotal year that set the course of Chinese-American relations
  • From memoirs to far-reaching fiction, novelists pick their favourite reads of the year
  • Best history books of 2017
    Dec 25, 2017 By Anthony Sattin
    How the Victorians acquainted us with our bodies, landmark studies of Stalin and the holocaust, and traitors laid bare
  • Best biographies of 2017
    Dec 25, 2017 By Tim Adams
    From rock’n’roll to Anthony Powell via a crop of memoirs, there’s something for everyone in the year’s life studies
  • The best politics books of 2017
    Dec 25, 2017 By Gaby Hinsliff
    A year of Tory meltdown, Brexit bots, and in which women spoke out in the wake of Harvey Weinstein