BOOK REVIEW: ‘Bunker’ — a look at the world of preppers

A page-turner by Bradley Garrett shows how fears of disaster have created a multibillion-dollar doom industry

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BOOK REVIEW: Greed is dead — the problematic rise of the individual

Collier and Kay’s scathing account of economic self-interest warns of harm to communities

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BOOK REVIEW: SA in the 1980s — a forgotten time of trouble and torment

Two books trigger memories and address that which was swept under the carpet during apartheid in the 1980s

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Meanwhile in Dopamine City’, by DBC Pierre

A Big Tech satire by the author of Vernon God Little fizzes with ideas and inventive prose

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Champagne potlatch and the elite ‘models and bottles’ nightclubs

An academic’s entertaining study of the global party scene reveals the gritty truth behind our new gilded age

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BOOK REVIEW: Harrowing exposé of lion abattoirs reads like a crime thriller

Michael Ashcroft sends former members of the Special Forces on a secret mission to infiltrate the business of bones in Unfair Game

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MARTIN WOLF: Alarm signals of our authoritarian age

Martin Wolf reviews two important new books on Trump, strongmen leaders and the most disturbing political development of our times

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Too Much and Never Enough — the scathing new Trump memoir

The US president’s niece rakes over abuse, greed and neglect in a bid to explain his psyche

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BOOK REVIEW: Living life on the edge of professional rugby

Ben Mercer’s book is a bildungsroman about a rugby romantic who followed his French dream

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Mid-year books of 2020: Sport

Simon Kuper selects his best mid-year sports reads

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Midyear books of 2020: Technology

John Thornhill selects his best tech reads

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MARTIN WOLF: Mid-winter reads to unfreeze your brain

Martin Wolf selects 16 books that bring new thinking to some of the world’s economic ills

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The New Long Life, a manifesto for better later years

Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton want us to reinvent our patterns of work and retirement

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BOOK REVIEW: An Italian tale of SA’s past

Loves & Miracles of Pistola succeeds as a tale of coming-of-age, socio-political commentary, historical anecdote and an ode to Italian cuisine

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A selection of books that give insight into the problems of race in the US

As protests continue in the US, Rana Foroohar selects key works on the long history of racial inequality

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JANAN GANESH: Will places now live on pages as travel becomes out of reach?

A return to global storytelling might help satiate wanderlust

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