• August 18, 2017
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Book Review

  • Sonny Liew’s fictionalised narrator of Singapore’s history, Charlie Chan, provides a version that is closer to reality as intended
  • A brief but potent scare
    Aug 02, 2017 Reviewed by John Williamms
    You Should Have Left is a mind-bending novella about a writer losing his mind
  • Colson Whitehead on slavery and privilege
    Aug 02, 2017 By Emma Brockes
    The author of The Underground Railroad explains why he took 15 years to tackle the idea that won him a Pulitzer prize
  • How democracy is defeating itself
    Aug 01, 2017 Reviewed by Fareed Zakaria
    Edward Luce argues that the tradition of liberty is now under mortal threat
  • Crafty collaborations
    Jul 26, 2017 Reviewed by Philip Kerr
    Two brothers are assets and liabilities in Joseph Kanon’s spy novel
  • Matt Haig: I think books can save us
    Jul 26, 2017 By Katy Guest
    How to follow a bestselling memoir about depression? With a novel about a 400-year-old adventurer
  • Radical Technologies by Adam Greenfield review
    Jul 26, 2017 Reviewed bn Steven Poole
    A tremendously intelligent on the ‘colonisation of everyday life by information processing’ calls for resistance to rule by the tech elite
  • Behave By Robert Sapolsky review
    Jul 26, 2017 Reviewed by Steven Poole
    This magisterial account of human behaviour journeys from immediate brain response back to long-term social causes
  • A useful guide for designers
    Jul 20, 2017 Reviewed by Miguel GomezDesign Director
    Mourad Boutros’s Arabic for Designers is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the history of Arabic calligraphy and typography
  • Roxane Gay: I love writing fiction
    Jul 19, 2017 By Lindy West
    Her memoir Hunger has sparked furious debate on fat activism. The author, professor and ‘bad feminist’ talks about her experience
  • Keeping up with New Delhi’s 1 per cent
    Jul 19, 2017 Reviewed by Jennifer Senior
    Never underestimate the neuroses of the extremely wealthy. Their nerves are attached to jumper cables
  • A maestro with passion and principles
    Jul 19, 2017 Reviewed by Robert Gottlieb
    Arturo Toscanini’s fame and authority were so great, nothing could get between him and his adoring public
  • Jane Austen wasn’t shy
    Jul 19, 2017 By Devoney Looser
    The English novelist was proud of her books. So why do we keep insisting otherwise?
  • McCormack: On my fifth book I’m a debutante
    Jul 13, 2017 By Justine Jordan
    Cult Irish writer is back with a prize-winning novel, Solar Bones, after a decade in the doldrums
  • Bound by war
    Jul 13, 2017 Reviewed by Roxana Robinson
    In this novel, three generations of two families find themselves linked by pain and loss
  • Trust and trauma
    Jul 05, 2017 Reviewed by Emma Larkin
    Charmaine Craig draws on family history in her novel about modern Myanmar’s power struggles