• February 22, 2018
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Book Review

  • A conversation with Jacqueline Wilson
    02:21 pm By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    Jacqueline Wilson has written more than 100 novels, and sold over 40 million in the UK alone, but the author of children’s literature is in no hurry to call it quits
  • A Brooklyn misadventure
    02:18 pm Reviewed by Elizabeth Winkler
    Isabel Allende’s new novel interweaves three narratives of the immigrant experience in America
  • The Genius Within by David Adam review
    02:16 pm Reviewed by Steven Poole
    Zapping his brain and taking ‘smart pills’, Adam’s fascinating history of how we define intelligence raises intriguing questions about our future
  • Exploiting the psychic realm
    02:16 pm Reviewed by Stuart Jeffries
    An examination of the internet age suggests that we should cultivate the heresies of secrets and silence
  • Lit fest promises a feast for book-lovers
    Feb 20, 2018 Huda Tabrez, Community Web Editor
    Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will start on March 1
  • 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
  • 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