• February 24, 2017
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Book Review

  • The ultimate misery memoir
    Feb 23, 2017 Reviewed by Helen Brown
    As a girl, Xiaolu Guo was abandoned, starved and raped. The Chinese-British novelist’s story is this generation’s ‘Wild Swans’
  • Along came a death squad
    Feb 22, 2017 Reviewed by Olen Steinhauer
    An operative with a shady past idles in Indonesia, convinced he’s about to be killed
  • A career in crime
    Feb 22, 2017 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    Kathy Reichs’s background in forensic anthropology has made her crime writing all the more believable, and it has her fans hooked
  • Writing funny books about unfunny things
    Feb 15, 2017 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    From psychopaths and presidents to public shaming, American author Jon Ronson has taken social ills and turned them into bestsellers
  • 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster review
    Feb 15, 2017 Reviewed by Blake Morrison
    This 20th-century epic, Paul Auster’s first novel in seven years, sees one hero lead four lives
  • A less perfect union
    Feb 15, 2017 Reviewed by Jonathan Rauch
    Geography made America a great nation, but globalisation erodes its influence
  • I am a storyteller, says Frances Hardinge
    Feb 09, 2017 By Suparna Dutt-D’Cunha Special to Weekend Review
    Although she enjoys reading sequels and trilogies, the British children’s writer is happier writing standalone novels
  • Fascist in the Family by Francis Beckett review
    Feb 02, 2017 Reviewed by Daniel Trilling
    Biographies of John Beckett and ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ explore the history of fascism in the UK
  • Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra review
    Feb 02, 2017 Reviewed by Richard J. Evans
    The western-dominated global order is being challenged by history’s losers, in India as in Brexit Britain and Trump’s America
  • Stories of expat life laced with subtle humour
    Feb 02, 2017 Reviewed by N.P. Krishna KumarSpecial to Weekend Review
    A collection of short stories in Malayalam are steeped in nostalgia
  • Ashland & Vine by John Burnside review
    Feb 02, 2017 Reviewed by Marcel Theroux
    An elderly woman tells the story of her life to a young alcoholic in this lyrical tale which thumbs its nose at narrative convention
  • Divided states of America
    Feb 02, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Nicholas Guyatt’s latest book explores the origins of racial segregation in the United States
  • What the dead know
    Jan 25, 2017 Reviewed by Nami Mun
    Han Kang’s gut-wrenching novel revisits a 1980 uprising in a South Korean city
  • Author Siri Hustvedt talks about feminism, the arts-science divide and female intellectuals
  • Arabs Unseen by Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi
    Jan 25, 2017 Reviewed by 
Francis MatthewEditor at Large
    Profiles of 10 youngsters who have made a difference through their work
  • The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel review
    Jan 25, 2017 By Lorraine Daston
    Following a revolution in astronomy, women found themselves at the centre of the drive to find out what stars are made of