Fiction

olive

Less radical, less rich: Elizabeth Strout’s Olive, Again is a disappointment

November 14, 2019 11:18 am

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout reviewed

oligarchy

Dieting to death: a black comedy of boarding school life

November 7, 2019 1:05 pm

Oligarchy by Scarlett Thomas reviewed

starve acre

Our appetite for ‘folk horror’ appears to be insatiable

October 24, 2019 4:36 pm

Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley reviewed

As Lyra grows up, Philip Pullman’s materials grow darker

October 4, 2019 8:22 pm

The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, Volume 2) by Philip Pullman reviewed

ian mcewan

Ian McEwan’s anti-Brexit satire is a damp squib

October 4, 2019 8:10 pm

The Cockroach by Ian McEwan reviewed

ann patchett

Ann Patchett’s new novel is even better on second reading

October 4, 2019 4:22 pm

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett reviewed

inland

A novel take on the Western

August 15, 2019 12:55 pm

Inland by Téa Obreht reviewed

sweet sorrow

Star-crossed lovers

July 11, 2019 4:40 pm

Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls reviewed

10 minutes

Washed up in Istanbul

July 11, 2019 4:21 pm

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak reviewed

red dog

Savagery in the Cape Colony

July 4, 2019 12:06 pm

Red Dog by Willem Anker reviewed

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

chigozie obioma igbo

An Igbo Paradise Lost

January 10, 2019 12:22 pm

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma reviewed