Books

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Dredd zone: the anarchic world of comic-book artist Steve Dillon
His groundbreaking work on such seminal characters as Judge Dredd, Preacher and Punisher is being celebrated with a posthumous show of his remarkable legacy

David Barnett

30, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in June
Sinéad Gleeson, Gurnaik Johal and Guardian readers discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Sinéad Gleeson, Gurnaik Johal and Guardian readers

30, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Boy Friends by Michael Pedersen review – in the company of men
A Scottish poet’s memoir reflects touchingly on male friendship and masculinity

Houman Barekat

30, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Amy & Lan by Sadie Jones review – larks and losses on a rural commune
A fabulously funny and heart-rendingly sad tale of childhood in the ‘dysfunctional utopia’ of a rackety smallholding

Xan Brooks

30, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Earthly Order: ‘mercurial professor’ with urgent ideas on climate change
In his ambitious new book, distinguished professor Saleem Ali tries to bridge the gap between politics and science to help plan for a safer future

David Smith in Washington

30, Jun, 2022 @6:06 AM

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Top 10 stories of male friendship
Writers from Alexandre Dumas to Jack Kerouac and Colson Whitehead have written fiction worth bonding with about these sometimes uneasy alliances

Benjamin Markovits

29, Jun, 2022 @2:06 PM

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Zelensky: A Biography; Putin: His Life and Times reviews
Striking biographies by Serhii Rudenko and Philip Short pit Ukraine’s comic actor turned wartime hero against Russia’s pragmatic, inscrutable insider

Gaby Hinsliff

29, Jun, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Brainwashed: A New History of Thought Control by Daniel Pick review
This brilliant exploration of psychological manipulation takes in both Mao’s China and the American dream

Kathryn Hughes

29, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Young adult books round-up – reviews
The highs and lows of first-love relationships, modern-day mythology and summer escapism are among this month’s pick of teenage fiction

Fiona Noble

28, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Brainwashed by Daniel Pick review – do great minds really think alike?
From The Simpsons to QAnon via The Stepford Wives, the psychoanalyst’s absorbing study of mind control is part media studies, part political history

Anthony Cummins

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Complicit by Winnie M Li review – bitterly convincing tale of abuse in the film industry
Sexual assault survivor Winnie M Li delivers a visceral and timely novel about the men – and women – who turn a blind eye to systemic exploitation

Stephanie Merritt

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Llyn Gwynant by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
A bracing celebration of the exhilaration and refreshment found in wild swimming

Carol Rumens

27, Jun, 2022 @9:46 AM

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