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REVIEWS   (Page 4 of 5)

Hub staffer, Bella Hampton, perseveres with Marina Lewycka and finds her well-worth reading.

This month the books I read were presents, which made for an eclectic choice of titles that I certainly might not have picked from the shelves myself...

Hub staffer Miguel Fernandes Ceia delves in to the late nineteen century gold rush and finds himself amidst an almost moral novel. Almost, but not quite.

Julia Bell takes us through her holiday reads. (One Day is not one of them.)

Hub staffer Miguel Fernandes Ceia discusses the importance of not conforming to the rule and why, for this reason, William Gaddis should be thoroughly read.

Hub staffer Miguel Fernandes Ceia reviews The British Library's science fiction exhibition, Out of This World.

SJ Ahmed reviews “Suspended Somewhere Between” by Akbar Ahmed.

Alan Beard

Alan Beard reviews 'Volt' by Alan Heathcock, one of his 2011 top five reads...

Alan Beard

Alan Beard reviews 'Daddy’s' by Lindsay Hunter, one of his 2011 top five reads...

Alan Beard

Alan Beard reviews 'If It Is Your Life' by James Kelman, one of his 2011 top five reads...

Alan Beard reviews 'The Terrible Changes' by Joel Lane, one of his 2011 top five reads...

Having come face to face with this great author one evening, John Lucas reviews his latest novel, The Stranger's Child.

Tray Butler

Tray Butler discusses the merits of the most 'annoying' book of the year.

Hilary Wilce finds Jenn Ashworth's latest off-kilter view of Northern life an unsettling take on contemporary Britain.

Miguel Fernandes Ceia finds David Rivard's latest book of poetry less a collection and more a well-crafted puzzle.

Tray Butler

Tray Butler finds Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel a powerful commentary on contemporary social interaction.

Bella Hampton is drawn in by this recent auditory offering from the British Library.

Emily Best

Emily Best explores alcohol consumption in literature.

Bella Hampton finds herself absorbed in a book about love, loss, and beautiful buildings.

John Lucas recommends this tale for its narrative craft and the compelling treatment of its subject matter. 

Orange Prize short-listed author Monique Roffey admires an authentic and opinionated novel set in Trinidad during the aftermath of the 1970 Black Power revolution.

Jonathan Ruppin shares his pick of mathematics in literature.

Julia Bell feels her way through this overwhelmingly authentic piece of work


Tobias Revell finds sympathy for the feral in his round-up of literature that renders the inhuman strangely familiar... 


Tray Butler

Tray Butler enjoys Sedaris's sometimes wry, sometimes dark foray into animal fable.

In the second of our reviews of the Man Booker short-listed C, Melissa De Villiers finds an old-school ripping yarn that manages also to present as a coded message, with a different meaning for each reader.

Tina Jackson

Tina Jackson defends this hard-hitting account of the Welsh diva's early days

Catherine Humble examines the latest novel of ideas from the general secretary of the Necronautical Society, and finds it both dazzling and unexpectedly human

Jack Brady Castle

Jack Brady Castle finds promise in this new collection of poetry from an old and trusted friend

Nina Allan

Author Nina Allan shares a selection of her favourite books about chess

Julia Bell highly recommends the novel for its rich blend of the political and the personal. 

Rhiannon Smith takes a look at the fresh voices in the  Faber New Poets series.

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