• March 20, 2018
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Book Review

  • With his own novel Upstate landing on critics’ desks, James Wood talks about writing, family and his ‘buoyant’ disposition
  • Lullaby by Leila Slimani review
    Mar 14, 2018 Reviewed by Julie Myerson
    This tense, deftly written novel about a perfect nanny’s transition into a monster will take your breath away
  • Enter the holodeck
    Mar 14, 2018 Reviewed by Cathy O’Neil
    As virtual reality technology improves, two experts describe how it will change us
  • ‘I go wherever the stories take me’
    Mar 07, 2018 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    Kamila Shamsie, the British-Pakistani novelist, on literary prizes and why she doesn’t lose sleep over reviews
  • Reeling in the years
    Mar 07, 2018 Reviewed by Clare Clark
    The narrator of Matt Haig’s new novel is over 400 years old — and having a midlife crisis
  • The shadow knows
    Feb 28, 2018 Reviewed by Min Jin Lee
    Was it the perfect crime or a paranoid fantasy?
  • Keeping James Bond alive
    Feb 28, 2018 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    Anthony Horowitz on his forthcoming novel featuring the fictional British Secret Service agent, being a sidekick in The Word Is Murder and bullying in public life
  • Losing hearts and minds
    Feb 28, 2018 Reviewed by Fredrik Logevall
    The Vietnam War may have gone very differently had Edward Lansdale prevailed
  • The never-ending war
    Feb 28, 2018 Reviewed by Andrew J. Bacevich
    A dispiriting account of America’s continuing efforts in Afghanistan
  • A conversation with Jacqueline Wilson
    Feb 21, 2018 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
    Feb 21, 2018 Reviewed by Elizabeth Winkler
    Isabel Allende’s new novel interweaves three narratives of the immigrant experience in America
  • Exploiting the psychic realm
    Feb 21, 2018 Reviewed by Stuart Jeffries
    An examination of the internet age suggests that we should cultivate the heresies of secrets and silence
  • The Genius Within by David Adam review
    Feb 21, 2018 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
  • 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