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The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox

The Absolute Book is a complex and sprawling fantasy novel of a very unusual sort. And it’s all the better for being so. To try to...

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

A year or so ago I read The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, which laid out in often horrific details, the kinds of things that...

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Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Having previously read and enjoyed Convenience Store Woman, it wasn’t a hard decision to pick up Earthlings. As with the previous novel,...

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Where Ravens Roost by Karin Nordin

I love a good Scandi-noir, and this doesn’t disappoint with an entertaining tale about a slightly-disgraced Swedish detective who feels...

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Out of Time by David Klass

The Green Man is out there, committing crimes across the US in support of the environment. Tom Smith is a junior FBI analyst – can he...

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine

I bought this book off the back of an entertaining interview with the author in The Observer a couple of weeks ago, and I’m...

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Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas

This is a twisty little tale where you’re never quite sure where the story is heading. Una has just got a job as a live-in companion to...

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Richard Osman’s first novel is as delightful as it is unexpected. Writing a crime novel didn’t seem like the obvious next thing for...

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The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

The Chalet is a debut thriller, and it’s a great ride. Told from several vantage points, and from two timelines, we are taken to an...

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Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

Of course I’m going to read a new Michael Connelly book, and it’s interesting that he’s one of the relatively few authors...