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  • Review: 'The One Hundred Nights of Hero': EW Review

    Review: 'The One Hundred Nights of Hero': EW Review

    What starts off as an homage to Scheherazade and her 1001 nights of storytelling quickly turns takes on a life (and story) of its own in Isabel Greenberg’s The One Hundred Nights of Hero. For her second graphic novel, the Eisner Awar…
    - 5 Dec 16, 10:47am -
  • Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' script: EW Review

    Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' script: EW Review

    A published screenplay is a different beast – though one no less fantastical – than full-length novel. Instead of inspiring readers’ imaginations about the worlds they’re meant to be depicting, a pu…
    - 29 Nov 16, 4:53pm -
  • Review: 'Beyond the Truth' by Anne Holt: EW Review

    Review: 'Beyond the Truth' by Anne Holt: EW Review

    When you think of Scandinavian noir, names like Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Camilla Läckberg probably come to mind, not Anne Holt. That may be about to change. Holt—dubbed “the godmother of modern Norwegian crime…
    - 29 Nov 16, 11:26am -
  • Review: 'Talking as Fast as I Can' by Lauren Graham: EW Review

    Review: 'Talking as Fast as I Can' by Lauren Graham: EW Review

    Through a handful of essays, Graham shares stories from her early days as a struggling actress as well as behind-the-scenes tidbits from her seven seasons (and now the Nov. 25 Netflix revival) as beloved, quick-witted Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls…
    - 29 Nov 16, 11:09am -
  • Review: 'The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History': EW review

    Review: 'The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History': EW review

    Jon Stewart left the Daily Show 15 months ago and the country hasn’t been the same since. Perhaps not since the golden age of Johnny Carson had one man so ruled the nexus of entertainment and current events, and Stewart’s re…
    - 22 Nov 16, 4:43pm -
  • Review: 'The Princess Diarist' by Carrie Fisher: EW Review

    Review: 'The Princess Diarist' by Carrie Fisher: EW Review

    Star Wars fans are likely to have as curious and strained a relationship with Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist as the actress has with the films: a hope for something deeper, disappointment in its glibness, and ultimately a respect a…
    - 22 Nov 16, 3:57pm -
  • Review: 'Pretend I'm Your Friend' by MB Caschetta: EW Review

    Review: 'Pretend I'm Your Friend' by MB Caschetta: EW Review

    At first the stories in MB Caschetta’s linked collection (following her first novel, Miracle Girls, which came out in 2014) seem like loosely plotted vignettes, windows peering into characters’ lives for a brief moment befor…
    - 18 Nov 16, 11:42am -
  • Review: 'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon: EW Review

    Review: 'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon: EW Review

    Love and war, sex and madness, long-buried secrets and rockets to the moon: Hardly a shade of human intrigue—or a pivotal moment in 20th-century history—goes unexplored in Chabon’s vibrant, sprawling latest. Ins…
    - 17 Nov 16, 11:33am -
  • Review: 'The Fate of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen: EW Review

    Review: 'The Fate of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen: EW Review

    In the final book of Erika Johansen’s excellent Tearling trilogy, Queen Kelsea Glynn is struggling to save her besieged kingdom from a physical foe, the Red Queen, as well as from a strange supernatural force that has begun gaining…
    - 15 Nov 16, 3:06pm -
  • Review: 'Settle for More' by Megyn Kelly: EW Review

    Review: 'Settle for More' by Megyn Kelly: EW Review

    Let’s get it out of the way at the very beginning: The Roger Ailes stories in lawyer–turned–Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s book are every bit as lurid and appalling as you might imagine, with the forme…
    - 15 Nov 16, 1:51pm -

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    • newThe Silence by Don DeLillo review – the machine stops
      Planes go down and screens go dark in this slim apocalyptic tale from a master stylistAt some point in the editorial process, a rogue line crept into The Silence. The sentence was about airports, masks and Covid-19, and it all seemed thrillingly curr…
      - 20 mins ago, 22 Oct 20, 2:30am -
    • newThe Witches review – Roald Dahl reboot fails to cast the original's magic spell
      Robert Zemeckis’s retelling of the wicked children’s story feels more grumpy than scary, while its comedy veers between frantic and strainedWho did Roald Dahl hate more: grownups or children? Kingsley Amis says that Dahl once told him to try writ…
      - 15 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 12:00pm -
    • newBehind the Enigma by John Ferris review – inside Britain's most secret intelligence agency
      From codebreakers at Bletchley Park to the crisis surrounding whistleblower Edward Snowden … an authorised history of GCHQIn July 2013 two GCHQ representatives arrived at the Guardian’s offices in Kings Cross, London. They brought a mysterious ru…
      - 20 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 7:00am -
    • newGhosts by Dolly Alderton review – a sharp-eyed debut
      Comfortable tropes are mixed with darker themes in a zeitgeisty comic novel about thirtysomething lifeQuick-witted Nina Dean, the heroine of journalist Dolly Alderton’s debut novel, is a likable food writer who lives in north London. The challenges…
      - 23 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 4:00am -
    • Joe Biden by Evan Osnos review – a story of survival
      After a lifetime of tragedies and dashed hopes, will he finally triumph? And what would it mean if he does?With the US election nearly upon us, Joe Biden has such a significant lead nationwide and in the battleground states that in normal times he wo…
      - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 20, 2:30am -
    • Picture books for children – reviews
      Three bears have a terrible night’s sleep, a pug has a pet human, and a veggie patch goes ravingAs winter looms and the pandemic drags on, children’s publishers are bringing out their big players to keep spirits lifted, from Julia Donaldson and L…
      - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 4:00am -
    • Trio by William Boyd review – lights, camera, chaos
      The secret lives of three characters on a 1960s film set make for the novelist’s funniest book in yearsWH Auden said of TS Eliot that three different figures coexisted within him: a conscientious churchwarden, a screaming peasant woman and a mischi…
      - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 2:00am -
    • Love by Roddy Doyle review – boozy old pals find a twist in the tale
      Two fiftysomething Dubliners go on a pub crawl full of surprisesAlcohol slooshes through Roddy Doyle’s writing, acting as siren, muse and retro marker of masculinity. All the same, the pint tally in his latest novel is such that you expect to find…
      - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 4:00am -
    • Azadi by Arundhati Roy review – at her passionate best
      The author tackles Kashmir, Hindu nationalism and the dangers of being outspoken in this startling collection of essaysArundhati Roy’s literary career has been one of a kind. Thrust into the limelight of the global publishing industry back in 1997…
      - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 2:00am -
    • In brief: War: How Conflict Shaped Us; What Are You Going Through; Shadowplay – reviews
      Margaret MacMillan’s exemplary study of war, Sigrid Nunez’s meditation on death and Joseph O’Connor’s resurrection of Bram StokerMargaret MacMillanProfile, £20, pp320 Continue reading...
      - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 20, 6:00am -

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