• January 17, 2018
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Book Review

  • 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
  • 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
  • The best current affairs books of 2017
    Dec 25, 2017 By Juliet Samuel
    Writers attempted to explain both the rise of populism and a wave of fake news
  • Best crime books and thrillers of 2017
    Dec 25, 2017 By Mark Lawson
    The return of George Smiley, drunken spooks and the recreation of a real-life murder trial
  • The best fiction of 2017
    Dec 25, 2017 By Justine Jordan
    Looking back on a year that saw Arundhati Roy’s return and George Saunders’ Man Booker victory, along with dark short stories and a haunting last novel
  • Unearthing hidden passions
    Dec 20, 2017 Reviewed by Sarah Crown
    A burning house sparks tensions within an all-too-perfect suburban community in a story exploring race, identity and family secrets
  • In two books published a decade apart, the American novelist has depicted the strivings and disappointments of Korean immigrants
  • The Dream Girl’s many roles
    Dec 20, 2017 Reviewed by Suchitra Bajpai ChaudharyStaff Writer
    Ram Kamal Mukherjee chronicles the life and times of Hema Malini, the legendary Indian actress