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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....
Electronic music owes an incomprehensible debt of gratitude to Kraftwerk. Four electrotechpopmeisters from the Rhineland took their vision of music...
Mars has always been a source of fascination, provocation and speculation within astronomical and scientific fields, but the scant information that...
The undeveloped backwater that has escaped infestation by jaded backpackers and tedious soul-searching students clutching the contents of their...
Part travelogue, part cultural history, Where You're At sees the journalist and novelist Patrick Neate undertake a journey into hip...
As foot and mouth ravages the animal population of this country, so one naturally takes a renewed interest in all things viral, cellular and...
The first six chapters of From Hell were originally published in the excellent (and eventually banned) small press horror comic...
Not, as one might expect, the original metaphysical detective story of 1985 (which is old news – but good news). Instead, the tale translated,...
Wrong About Japan is something of an oddity and, given that it comes from the pen of a double Booker prize-winning novelist, a bit of a...
Reason and unreason collide in McEwan's fine new thriller.
Difficult second novel syndrome? This sophomore effort isn't quite the great American novel, but Foer should keep trying...
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...
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...
There is something about David Foster Wallace's new collection of short stories, Oblivion, that is irritating to the point of distraction....
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