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19 Claws and a Black Bird by Agustina Bazterrica review: Bewitching short stories
fiction

19 Claws and a Black Bird by Agustina Bazterrica review: Bewitching short stories

Top 5 books about portal adventures for under-12s, chosen by Ben Miller
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Children's books

Top 5 books about portal adventures for under-12s, chosen by Ben Miller

Titanium Noir by Nick Harkaway review: A visionary piece of speculative fiction
Titanium Noir
Fiction

Titanium Noir by Nick Harkaway review: A visionary piece of speculative fiction

The Funeral Cryer review: Subtle examination of social expectations in rural China
Funeral Cryer cover
Fiction

The Funeral Cryer review: Subtle examination of social expectations in rural China

Human Sacrifices review: As brutal as the name implies
Human Sacrifices cover
Short stories

Human Sacrifices review: As brutal as the name implies

Patricia Wants to Cuddle review: Spine-tingling moments of mystery
Patricia Wants to Cuddle cover
Fiction

Patricia Wants to Cuddle review: Spine-tingling moments of mystery

The Imposters by Tom Rachman review: Dark humour and a flair for invention
The Imposters
Books

The Imposters by Tom Rachman review: Dark humour and a flair for invention

Sleepwalk by Dan Chaon review: Both insane and insanely brilliant
Sleepwalk
dystopia

Sleepwalk by Dan Chaon review: Both insane and insanely brilliant

Never Was by H Gareth Gavin review: 'A dreamy and promising debut'
Never Was cover
Fiction

Never Was by H Gareth Gavin review: 'A dreamy and promising debut'

Biography of X review by Catherine Lacey: 'A stroke of genius'
Biography of X cover
Fiction

Biography of X review by Catherine Lacey: 'A stroke of genius'

Top 5 romcoms with cons, chosen by PJ Ellis
Barbed wire heart
Fiction

Top 5 romcoms with cons, chosen by PJ Ellis

Shy review: Max Porter's spectacular novel unpacks teen attitudes to masculinity
Shy by Max Porter
Fiction

Shy review: Max Porter's spectacular novel unpacks teen attitudes to masculinity

Greek Lessons by Han Kang review: A luminous reflection on the difficulties of language
Greek Lessons cover
Fiction

Greek Lessons by Han Kang review: A luminous reflection on the difficulties of language

I couldn't find a book with a Black British romantic heroine, so I wrote one
Frances Mensah Williams illustration in green and gold
Black British fiction

I couldn't find a book with a Black British romantic heroine, so I wrote one

The Long Form by Kate Briggs: Profoundly ambiguous, wonderfully unstructured
The Long Form book cover
review

The Long Form by Kate Briggs: Profoundly ambiguous, wonderfully unstructured

The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng review: Compelling drama set in the shadow of Empire
Historical fiction

The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng review: Compelling drama set in the shadow of Empire

Thirsty Animals review: A dystopian future 'impeccably depicted'
Thirsty Animals
Dystopian fiction

Thirsty Animals review: A dystopian future 'impeccably depicted'

Death Watch review: Killer timepieces and the emptiness of consumerism
Death Watch
Dark satire

Death Watch review: Killer timepieces and the emptiness of consumerism

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton review: 'Nothing like you'll expect'
Birnam Wood cover
Reading list

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton review: 'Nothing like you'll expect'

Brutes by Dizz Tate review: Disrupting the 'missing girl' trope
Brutes by Dizz Tate
fiction

Brutes by Dizz Tate review: Disrupting the 'missing girl' trope