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Where You Come From by Saša Stanišić review – a life displaced
This autobiographical novel about a family’s flight from the war that tore Yugoslavia apart considers boyhood, family and endurance

Rob Doyle

18, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Every by Dave Eggers review – scathing big-tech satire sequel
The writer’s follow-up to The Circle is longer and baggier, but still fuelled by rage at the power of Silicon Valley and its numbing effect on the human race

Rob Doyle

08, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers review – stars in their eyes
An astrobiologist soothes his troubled son with inner voyages to fantastical worlds in a tender sci-fi novel-cum-family romance

Rob Doyle

13, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino review – from auteur to author
You’ve seen the film, now read the director’s own novelisation. And it turns out that his way with words is infectious and fun

Rob Doyle

06, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Barcelona Dreaming by Rupert Thomson review – a magical homage to Catalonia
These taut interconnected novellas, set on the eve of the financial crash, evoke the drama and charm of one of Europe’s most attractive cities

Rob Doyle

21, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami review – crowd-pleaser in cruise control
The Japanese author’s prose remains wildly popular, but complacency tarnishes his new story collection

Rob Doyle

12, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler review – a whole lot of swiping
A young woman grapples with selfhood in the social media age in the combative American critic’s sharp debut novel

Rob Doyle

15, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Cowboy Graves by Roberto Bolaño review – more mysteries and enigmas
The Chilean writer’s posthumous novellas may be the most autobiographical fiction he wrote, but the uninitiated should seek out his two masterworks first

Rob Doyle

09, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In the Land of the Cyclops by Karl Ove Knausgaard review – anaemic essays
The acclaimed Norwegian novelist’s musings on literature, philosophy and the cosmos too often drift into abstraction

Rob Doyle

05, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency by Olivia Laing – review
Laing combines passion and curiosity in a collection of art-based essays and profiles that reflect the uncertainty of our age

Rob Doyle

30, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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