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Julian Barnes, The Noise Of Time review

Julian Barnes, The Noise Of Time review

Julian Barnes' The Noise Of Time is as much a homage to Russian composer Shostakovich's low level rebellion of traditional form and populism as it...
Nick Frost, Truths, Half Truths And Little White Lies

Nick Frost, Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies review

There's a weird similarity between reading an autobiography and your average, run of the mill quickening from immortal epic, The Highlander, and with Nick...
Steve Coogan, Easily Distracted

Steve Coogan, Easily Distracted review

The title for Steve Coogan's Easily Distracted is as much a description of his autobiography as it is of his life, but it's pulled together...
They All Love Jack Busting The Ripper by Bruce Robinson

They All Love Jack: Busting The Ripper by Bruce Robinson review

There have been a number of weak reviews of Bruce Robinson's impressive Victorian indictment, They All Love Jack: Busting The Ripper, with The Guardian...
Brian Blessed, Absolute Pandemonium

Brian Blessed, Absolute Pandemonium review

Brian Blessed's Absolute Pandemonium: An Autobiography is easily the most fun entertainment we've had reading a book since I, Partridge. The name alone should tell...
The Man With The Golden Typewriter by Ian Fleming and Fergus Fleming

The Man With The Golden Typewriter by Ian Fleming and Fergus Fleming review

During his relatively short, but prolific career as the mastermind author behind licensed to kill super spy, James Bond, Ian Flemming spent a lot...
In Order To Live, by Yeonmi Park

In Order To Live, by Yeonmi Park, review

With such an insular approach to international relations, we don't really get all that much in the way of personal accounts of the daily...
Stephen King, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams review

Stephen King, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams review

Stephen King anthologies are always cornucopias of random stories, curios and mind messing novella and in his latest wild ride, The Bazaar Of Bad...
The Road To Little Dribbling, by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson, The Road To Little Dribbling review

It's been twenty years since Bill Bryson made his celebrated first tour of the UK in Notes From A Small Island, combining keen insight...
Ali Smith, How To Be Both

Ali Smith, How To Be Both review

There's a thick line between confident self awareness and uncontrolled arrogance and for the characters that grace Ali Smith's How To Be Both unfortunately...
Marlon James, A Brief History Of Seven Killings review

Marlon James, A Brief History Of Seven Killings review

Booker Prize 2015 winner, Marlon James, annihilates the top-ranking competition with his third novel, A Brief History Of Seven Killings, and with a sharp...
Anthony Horowitz Trigger Mortis

Anthony Horowitz, Trigger Mortis review

Taking on the challenge of Ian Fleming's James Bond, written in the modern day, but set in the original 1950s timeline, was never going...

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