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The Fit is a perplexing little novel. It's a complete contrast to Philip Hensher's previous effort, The Mulberry Empire, a...
Everyone’s a DJ now. Although they may only ever have once played to a bunch of disinterested drinkers in some grotty bar, practically...
Techno Rebels represents the first concerted attempt to relate the history of techno music, a task author Dan Sicko, a Detroit native,...
The Nation's Favourite is a collection of eyewitness accounts of Radio 1’s transition from the Smashy & Nicey days of old (well,...
Rough Guides to house and drum‘n’bass have just been published and a similar tome for hip-hop is in the offing, so a Rough...
Naomi Klein puts consumerism under the spotlight for a close examination of over-the-counter-culture and anti-corporate subversion.
Self-styled Underground philosopher Christopher Ross tells it like it is, through the eyes of a bottom-rung station assistant at Oxford Circus,...
There is something about David Foster Wallace's new collection of short stories, Oblivion, that is irritating to the point of distraction....
Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel is clumsy, awkward and often soporifically dull. So why does it feel this mysteriously good?
'Travelling is for people who don't know how to be happy,' observes a character in the second story of Nell Freudenberger's collection. It's a neat...
You can imagine the Faber editors salivating at the prospect of this book. 'Snow angered Islamists and Westernised Turks alike when it came...
Find out if Marilyn Monroe was 'truly schizoid'.
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...
Nadeem Aslam's second novel Maps For Lost Lovers has just won a place on the Booker Prize longlist, after more than 10 years in the...
Thompson is widely acknowledged as one of England’s leading lights in the world of literature and his latest book goes all the way towards...
Not, as one might expect, the original metaphysical detective story of 1985 (which is old news – but good news). Instead, the tale translated,...
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