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'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...
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...
Two young artists take an expansive tour of the Middle East in Henry Hemming's first book.
In 1998 a documentary feature film was released by a small production company in New York that quickly became the most essential viewing for anyone...
The undeveloped backwater that has escaped infestation by jaded backpackers and tedious soul-searching students clutching the contents of their...
Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel is clumsy, awkward and often soporifically dull. So why does it feel this mysteriously good?
Naomi Klein puts consumerism under the spotlight for a close examination of over-the-counter-culture and anti-corporate subversion.
In his socio-anthropological history of man's insatiable appetite for orgasm, Jonathan Margolis evaluates centuries of rather dry academic...
There is something about David Foster Wallace's new collection of short stories, Oblivion, that is irritating to the point of distraction....
In recent times of drugs seasons, exclusives and general moral panic, Stuart Walton delivers a thought-provoking and highly readable account of the...
Martin Amis and pornography go together like a hand inside a lubed-up, latex glove. Think of the succession of set-piece fantasies in his cocksure...
Jack Rathbone's 'malarial' paintings may materialise from the muddy swamps of Port Mungo, the Honduran river town of the title, but it is the...
British silent film, since the introduction of sound, has endured a dismal reputation. Kevin Brownlow wrote that British silents never advanced...
Reason and unreason collide in McEwan's fine new thriller.
The ageing American oddity known as Robert Anton Wilson is perhaps best known for the Illuminatus trilogy which he co-wrote with Robert...
You can imagine the Faber editors salivating at the prospect of this book. 'Snow angered Islamists and Westernised Turks alike when it came...
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