Non-Fiction: Superhuman: Life at the Extremes of Mental and Physical Ability, By Rowan Hooper, Li...
FICTION: The President Is Missing, By Bill Clinton and James Patterson, Century, €17.50 James P...
Where do they come from, these normal monsters? And how do we spot them, before it’s too late?
Your humble reviewer found Helen Cullen’s The Lost Letters of William Woolf a pretty sentimental sort of book, and it wasn’t entirely to his taste. Which isn’t to say that it’s a bad book
Upstate is a thrillingly good book: moving, funny and superbly intelligent, it compresses a wealth of perception into its 233 immaculately crafted pages
Kevin Power reviews Last Stories, which includes six unseen short stories from a master of the art
Despite discouragement from all around him, Patrick McCabe kept coming back to Heartland, his latest and long-in-the-making novel
With great care, John Gray scrapes away the mould of error and illusion that has grown across the surface of the human world
Richard Powers’s stories trace the faultline between scientific rationalism and a literary (or even romantic) humanism
Saturday Bloody Saturday is a work for which the phrase “unintentionally hilarious” simply will not suffice
Restless Souls is the debut of an ambitious writer who is sure to grow in interesting ways
Memoir: Educated, By Tara Westover, Hutchinson, €17.55
A Long Way From Home leaves behind it an unmistakable residue of disappointment