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REVIEWS   (Page 3 of 5)

Daniel Bourke reviews James Meek's The Heart Broke In, a novel that has recently become 'suddenly and uncomfortably topical'...

Russell Celyn Jones explores the language of landscape in 'Rock Crystal' by Adalbert Stifter. 'High up in the Alps, the terrain is the single most important factor in shaping the lives of his characters...'

Valeria Melchioretto reviews a collection of short stories by Don DeLillo - The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories.

After vanquishing Voldemort, JK Rowling takes on a new dark and dangerous force - the parish council of Pagford. Rebecca Rouillard reviews The Casual Vacancy.

Fiona Melrose offers her thoughts on the latest novel from Andre Brink, the challenging yet beautiful Philida.

Katherine Vik reviews Tan Twan Eng's Booker shortlisted novel The Garden of Evening Mists.

Book review of The Guard, by Flemish Writer Peter Terrin, which, having originally been published in 2009, won the 2010 European Literary Prize. It is the first of Terrin's books to be translated into English.

"All I can do is turn a phrase until it catches the light," writes Clive James in the epilogue to May Week Was In June. Kate McLoughlin explains why the book means so much to her in a new series of Staff Picks.

Alan Baban reviews Junot Diaz's latest book This is how you lose her.

Amy Bird explores secret worlds in Jonathan Lee's Joy and Kitty Aldridge's A Trick I Learned from Dead Men.

'First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later'... Fiona Melrose reviews Richard Ford's Canada.

Amy Bird reviews Alison Moore's Booker shortlisted debut The Lighthouse, a novel that operates 'like a lighthouse, flashing light upon a particular element of a story, letting us catch a glimpse of it, then returning to it...'

John Lucas reviews Will Self's Umbrella, shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, and finds 'a novel whose textual innovation is more than matched by its emotional heft.'

Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker Prize in 2009 for Wolf Hall, Rebecca Rouillard reviews the sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, which has been shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.

Jill Lawton reviews Patrick Flanery's Absolution which was longlisted for the 2012 Desmond Elliott Prize.

Rebeca Rouillard reviews Cassandra Parkin's New World Fairy Tales, winner of Salt's 2011 Scott Prize.

Like it or not, you can hardly ignore it - the Fifty Shades phenomenon is taking over commutes and supermarket shelves everywhere. Fiona Melrose gets it out of her system...

Alan Baban reviews Sheila Heti's new 'novel from life' - How Should a Person Be?

Valeria Melchioretto reviews Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award winning novel Lord of Misrule.

John Lucas reviews Martin Amis' new novel, Lionel Asbo.

Valeria Melchioretto reviews Anna Funder's All That I Am.

Jill Lawton reviews The Hunger Trace by Edward Hogan.

Valeria Melchioretto reviews Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru.

Rebecca Rouillard reviews A Division of the Light by Christopher Burns.

Maggie Womersley reviews Rachel Cusk's controversial new memoir: Aftermath - On Marriage and Separation.

Valeria Melchioretto reviews Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos - Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. 

Rebecca Rouillard reviews Ann Patchett's book State of Wonder which has been longlisted for the Orange Prize.

Valeria Melchioretto reads Kapka Kassabova's 'Villa Pacifica' and encounters a colourful and compelling travel-triptych.

This month Julia Bell reads books sent by publishers: What are the British getting up to at night and why is Anne Frank is living in an attic in New York?

SJ Ahmed reviews an anthology of contemporary British Prose Poetry - the first of its kind in the UK.

The BBC adaptation of Call the Midwife was screened recently on Sunday nights to much acclaim, a leap in booksales and possibly an increase in numbers of aspiring midwives. Jean Akam read the original memoir...

Martina Evans compares AS Byatt's Ragnarok and Sjon's From the Mouth of the Whale and finds that they both 'love intensely and wildly and drunkenly the abundance of the natural world. And both these characters also drink thirstily from the world of books...'

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