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The measured decision to publish The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst's exquisite fourth novel, to coincide with the 25th anniversary...
The first six chapters of From Hell were originally published in the excellent (and eventually banned) small press horror comic...
Many would regard Brave New World as Huxley's most important novel. This may or may not be true, though it is undoubtedly his most popular....
A young man wakes from a coma to a world that resembles the one he knows, but which differs from it in nightmarish ways. Alex Garland's strange new...
Ch-ching!  It’s all about the benjamins, and it looks like Channel 4 knows that best. This book is a spin off from the pretty phenomenal...
It's 1871, and Max Tivoli enters the world, wrinkled and withered, like any normal baby first blinking their way out of the womb. But max is...
This first novel by Benjamin Markovits signals the arrival of a first-rate talent. The Syme Papers is an academic romance reminiscent of AS...
Everyone’s a DJ now. Although they may only ever have once played to a bunch of disinterested drinkers in some grotty bar, practically...
'As I entered my 45th year, I decided to write a book that contained snapshots of the world from where I was standing', says Bill Drummond on the opening page of 45.
A perfect coffee-table book for anyone who agrees that Dylan's canon of lyrics constitutes some of the most important poetry of the last half-century.
British silent film, since the introduction of sound, has endured a dismal reputation. Kevin Brownlow wrote that British silents never advanced...
Self-styled Underground philosopher Christopher Ross tells it like it is, through the eyes of a bottom-rung station assistant at Oxford Circus,...
Techno Rebels represents the first concerted attempt to relate the history of techno music, a task author Dan Sicko, a Detroit native,...
There is something about David Foster Wallace's new collection of short stories, Oblivion, that is irritating to the point of distraction....
Recently published in paperback, this excellent collection of interviews by reggae historian David Katz is a significant step in the archiving of...
From handling rats on Werner Herzog's Nosferatu to a peek into Lana Turner's bedroom, the new Granta collection (somewhat heavily titled...
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