Mahvesh Murad

REVIEW: Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

On an ordinary day, as Lester and the boy are at their usual haunt, Shola’s cafe is attacked by a group of armed men

REVIEW: The Three

AN unthinkable event occurs. Four commercial aircraft crash in four different cities within a few hours of each...

Review: Boy, Snow, Bird

HELEN Oyeyemi’s books are strange, otherworldly things filled with mysterious magical elements that are offered to...

REVIEW: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

THREE strangers on a beach in Lagos, Nigeria. A scientist with a tumultuous marriage, a rap star trying to find ...

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It’s barely possible to talk about Simon Ings’ latest novel Wolves without using the description Ballardian....

OBITUARY: Sue Townsend, 1946 – 2014

I was 11 or so when I discovered The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 and 3/4s, first published in 1982. It was...

REVIEW: Burn by Julianna Baggott

I admit to being a fan of bestselling writer Julianna Baggott’s YA Pure trilogy. I’ve enjoyed each book greatly...

REVIEW: Terra by Mitch Benn

Terra, has been lauded by none other than Neil Gaiman who compares it to the work of writers Dahl, Adams and Pratchett

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

DISGRACED NYC journalist Scott McGrath greets us with the machismo of a seasoned noir protagonist: he should have...

Review of The Violent Century

ON a perfect summer’s day in 1932, a young woman dances in a field, “the sunlight is blinding, a pure, yellow...