23 October, 2014
13 October, 2014
With its deft representation of simultaneity and interpenetrating narratives, Ali Smith's novel is by turns provocative, sardonic, and genuine.
1 July, 2014
16 June, 2014
Despite his imperialistic overtones, it is not possible simply to dismiss John Buchan as a jingoistic thriller-writer.
29 May, 2014
19 May, 2014
Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winner is 'redolent and compelling' at times, but the characters and plot fall flat and thin.
Lydia Davis' newest collection flashes moments of brilliance, but lacks the consistency and generosity exemplary of her work.
5 May, 2014
Claudia Piermont's account of Philip Roth is marked by her close relationship with him, a relationship from which the book both benefits and suffers.
31 March, 2014
Jane Austen has been endlessly re-imagined, but can any of the prequels, sequels, or updates do justice to her comic élan?
3 March, 2014
Edward Still discovers the blending of the mythical and the tangible in Cynan Jones's new novel The Dig