Fiction

city of girls elizabeth gilbert

An education in love

June 20, 2019 12:09 pm

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert reviewed

shadowplay

Nights at the Lyceum

June 6, 2019 4:15 pm

Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor reviewed

white bret easton ellis

Gen Xers v. Millennials

May 20, 2019 7:43 am

White by Bret Easton Ellis reviewed

cari mora

Gothic extremes of human cruelty

May 16, 2019 3:23 pm

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris reviewed

fantasy fiction

Writers blocked: Even fantasy fiction is now offensive

May 16, 2019 7:09 am

Persecution is endemic in the vicious world of Young Adult publishing

Is there no end to the retelling of classical myths?

May 9, 2019 4:09 pm

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes reviewed

plume

Who needs psychogeography?

May 9, 2019 3:35 pm

Plume by Will Wiles reviewed

burn

Satirizing the global society

May 2, 2019 3:02 pm

Only Americans Burn in Hell by Jarett Kobek reviewed

machines like me

Toy boy

April 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan reviewed

metropolis

Farewell Bernie Gunther

March 28, 2019 10:22 am

Metropolis by Philip Kerr reviewed

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Missive from a living fossil

March 21, 2019 10:32 am

Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti reviewed

black leopard red wolf

Tolkien in Africa

February 21, 2019 11:57 am

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James reviewed

beach

Shakespeare on the beach

February 7, 2019 10:51 am

Oh I Do Like to Be... by Marie Phillips reviewed

belfast

Life and death in 1970s Belfast

January 10, 2019 1:53 pm

For the Good Times by David Keenan reviewed

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An Igbo Paradise Lost

January 10, 2019 12:22 pm

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma reviewed

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A biting Chinese brainwashing satire

December 13, 2018 2:19 pm

China Dream by Ma Jian reviewed

Tell them of Battles Kings and Elephants, by Mathias Enard, reviewed

What if Michelangelo traveled to Constantinople?

December 6, 2018 1:38 pm

Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Enard reviewed

little edward carey

Horrors of the house of wax

November 1, 2018 10:32 pm

Little by Edward Carey reviewed

lost empress sergio de la pava

Manic creations

October 18, 2018 11:08 am

Lost Empress: A Protest by Sergio De La Pava reviewed

enigma variations

The passions of Paulo

October 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Enigma Variations by André Aciman reviewed

On the run with Martin Luther King’s assassin

December 2, 2017 9:00 am

This newly translated novel by the Spanish writer Antonio Muñoz Molina is really two books, spliced together in alternating chapters.…