BOOK REVIEW: ‘No One Is Talking About This’ — a dark vision of life led online

Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel is the latest in a flourishing genre about living through the internet

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BOOK REVIEW: The guide that industry needs for reimagining capitalism

The system is being scrutinised through debates in business circles and the financial media, writes Yacoob Abba Omar

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Culture Warlords’ by Talia Lavin — undercover among neo-Nazis

A compelling exploration of the modern far-right points to the banality of extremists

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Dress Codes’ and ‘Dandy Style’ — the way we wear clothes

Two books shine a light on the cultural power of clothing, proving fashion is more than just skin deep

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BOOK REVIEW: Cardiff, by the Sea by Joyce Carol Oates — the battle for moral honour

Four family tales about escape and revenge crackle with dark forces

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The poetics of Shaka as modern asylum seeker

Stellenbosch-based poet Alfred Schaffer has bagged the Nobel Prize of Dutch literature for his masterpiece Mens dier ding

BOOK REVIEW: Why you should ditch ‘follow your passion’ careers advice

A new book tackles the myth that we should all love our work — it certainly won’t love us back

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Mission Economy’ by Mariana Mazzucato — Could moonshot thinking help fix the planet?

The economist looks to the Apollo programme for inspiration for the challenges confronting us on Earth

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BOOK REVIEW: Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan — mediums, misfits and murder

An Edinburgh tenement is the setting for these dark and fantastically funny tales

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BOOK REVIEW: Cli-fi — coming soon to a planet near you

Two new science-fiction books hope to wake us up to the frightening reality of what climate change means

BOOK REVIEW: Obama’s book a near perfect guide for policy wonks

The hefty autobiography effortlessly weaves the personal with the political

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Feline Philosophy’ by John Gray — why cats are superior to humans

A serious polemic that attacks the western tradition of moral thought and links the feline good life to the ethics of Spinoza and Taoism

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Why we returned to reading

How bookshops proved resilient through the lockdowns of 2020

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Best books of 2020: Fiction

Laura Battle selects her must-read titles

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Juve!’ explores 100 years of an Italian football dynasty

Herbie Sykes’s history of Italy’s dominant team is a study in how power works in the country

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BOOK REVIEW: Straddling the fields of history and satirical fiction

Willie Currie’s Seizure is created around historical characters and events, embellished with imagined actions and conversations

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