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Description: Stunningly good journalism from the murdered Russian writer and an almost too-close look at...


2007-04-30

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Description: Orwell remains one of the finest observers of humanity, and a hell of a writer to boot.


2007-04-30

 


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Description: A must-read book for anyone connected with journalism.


2007-04-19


 


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Description: A great, detailed but easy to consume guide to all aspects of visual storytelling and television...


2007-04-03

 


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Description: Anyone who wants to understand what's happening with culture in the internet age needs...


2007-03-26

 


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Description: A great look at film and video editing from a master. It's a why-to, not a how-to.


2007-03-26


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Description: Wonderful journalism and essays by a writer in full command of his art.


2007-03-15

 


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Description: Antunes is a master of the modern novel.


2007-01-27

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Description: In the space of a sentence, Foer can take you...


2007-01-15


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Description: Truly illuminating. An astonishing piece of writing, with deft humour and slow-building horror....


2007-01-07

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Description: This may be Murakami's masterwork. And that's saying a lot, given the body of work...


2006-12-22

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Description: Astonishing. Surface-simple and miles deep. Both an easy and an uneasy read.


2006-12-14


 


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Description: Excellent. Belongs on every writer's bookshelf...


2006-12-04

 


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Description: A well-told tale of nine extraordinary Hungarian Jews, fueled by a golden age of Budapest,...


2006-12-03

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Description: A marvel of a short novel about aging, love, acceptance and loss.


2006-11-26


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Description: Faulkner at his finest.


2006-11-22

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Description: The first volume of Marquez's memoirs is astonishing: passionate, crammed with stories...


2006-11-04

 


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Description: An amazing examination of the flesh-blood reality of Jesus and the Gospel writers and their...


2006-10-13


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Description: Hugely inventive and engagingly written. Funny, touching, deep and moving. This book, like...


2006-09-12

 


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Description: Powerful writing that edges the surreal while dealing deeply with corruption and the cynical...


2006-08-24

 


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Description: A sprawling, tragic, epic novel of Crete under the domain of the Turks. Powerful writing and...


2006-08-02


 


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Description: Three short essays on the new realities of empire as it applies to Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia...


2006-07-10

 


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Description: Powerful, tragic novel of Sudan and relief workers. May be Caputo's best.


2006-07-02

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Description: More wonderful storytelling from a master of the craft of literary journalism.


2006-06-20


 


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Description: Great gritty drama that spares neither Isarelis nor Arabs.


2006-06-12

 


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Description: Well-written, essential look at the Hispanic/Latino reality of the U.S.


2006-06-06

 


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Description: Laugh-out-loud humour and biting satire about the media. An old book, but a favourite.


2006-05-24


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Description: Remarkable, chilling, saddening and, finally, uplifting.


2006-05-16

 


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Description: An amazing work, filled with humour and sorrow.


2006-05-03

 


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Description: Devilishly good novella about RLS's last days. Very Poe-like.


2006-04-26


 


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Description: Saramago in full, fine voice, with delectable humour, cutting satire. He explores deep questions...


2006-04-10

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Description: A great book. While tragic, it is also filled with humour and compassion for the residents...


2006-04-03

 


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Description: Wonderful, touching and magical.


2006-03-21


 


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Description: A great piece of music writing, as lively as the Balkan-area Roma music he covers


2006-03-02

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Description: Amazing, wonderful piece of fiction. Filled with humour, deep ideas and emotion. A powerful...


2006-02-27

 


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Description: A memoir in the form of a series of delightfully...


2006-02-05


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Description: This is the most somber Pico Iyer book I've read. The collection of pieces is almost a...


2006-02-03

 


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Description: An incredible piece of reporting and writing from Jon Lee Anderson, whose New Yorker reports...


2006-01-24

 


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Description: A short novel, stripped down the essence. The writing is compellingly good.


2006-01-11


 


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Description: Short and enchanting, a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious and always thought-provoking...


2006-01-10

 


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Description: Essential reading if you want to understand the internet or, for that matter, life. It's...


2006-01-07



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