Books

Books

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...

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A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

This an enjoyable steampunk romp through a 1912 Cairo in which magic and djinns exist in a world related, yet unrelated to North Africa at...

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The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich

This is the new book from Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires, the book that became the movie, The Social Network. It covers...

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The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The key thing to know about this book is that if you liked The Thursday Murder Club, then you will love this! The gang is all back –...

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Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Having just read one novel, where there’s a book-within-a-book as a key part of the plot, I turned to The Plot by Jean Hanff...

Books, Technology

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Casey Newton of The Platformer, for both his newsletter and The Vergecast podcast. It was a...

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Billy Summers by Stephen King

I’m not sure what kind of deal Stephen King has with his publishers (Simon & Schuster in the US, Hodder & Stoughton in the...

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Recently Read Crime Fiction

Note: There has been, and will be, a flurry of book reviews on this blog at the moment. In part because I’ve suddenly been reading a...