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After Steve by Tripp Mickle

As I write, Apple is the second most valuable company in the world. A couple of weeks ago it was the most valuable, but many tech stocks...

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Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy by Erich Schwartzel

In 1996, I was on a mountain biking holiday in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It was an organised trip with a small travel company and we...

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Tour de Force by Mark Cavendish

I should probably preface this review by saying that I know one of the Cavendish’s ghostwriters, Daniel Friebe. So make of that what...

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The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

The latest book from Michael Connelly feels as contemporary as anything he’s written recently. Connelly always says that his books...

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The Second Cut by Louise Welsh

In The Second Cut we revisit the world of Rilke, who readers first came across in Louise Welsh’s fantastic debut The Cutting Room. Rilke...

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

I’ll start by saying that I absolutely loved this novel set in the world of independent computer games from the 90s onwards. It took me a...

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Arriving Today by Christopher Mims

On Saturday, I went for a nice long bike ride, and along the way listened to some podcasts including that morning’s new episode of...

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Alongside The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson, this is probably the most important, and affecting novel that I’ll...

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Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

One of the most anticipated novels of the year doesn’t disappoint, delivering in large part what you expect it to deliver. Alice is a...

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Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen/The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

Squeeze Me came out last year, but for some reason I’d been sitting on it rather than reading it. That’s my stupidity because...