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Gibson’s latest future shock fails to take flight

Gibson’s latest future shock fails to take flight

Books

Hegarty’s children’s debut is ‘very, very good’

Hegarty’s children’s debut is ‘very, very good’

Books

How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

The Glass Cage. Where Automation Is Taking Us. By Nicholas Carr Bodley Head, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

A Spool of Blue Threa. By Anne Tyler Chatto & Windus, €17. Reviewed by Sarah Gilmartin.

From Hitler’s favourite car to  the Holocaust: interpreting the Third Reich

From Hitler’s favourite car to the Holocaust: interpreting the Third Reich

The Third Reich in History and Memory By Richard J Evans Little, Brown, €31.50

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

The Temporary Gentleman

Helping the brain sort the wheat from the chaff

Helping the brain sort the wheat from the chaff

The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload By Daniel J Levitin Penguin Viking €25

Anti-hero character study makes for unsettling read

Anti-hero character study makes for unsettling read

Making Nice

Striving for perfection and nearly attaining it

Striving for perfection and nearly attaining it

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Girls at their best

Girls at their best

Lately, it feels like you can’t move for interesting memoirs emerging from iconic female indie rock musicians. It’s a trend kick-started by the success of Patti Smith’s Just Kids memoir, a 2010 offering which won a large number of awards for the icon

Ellroy confidential

Ellroy confidential

James Ellroy’s novels of LA underworld life are taut and two-fisted, but in person the author is a more genial proposition than his bullish public image suggests.

Reckless but brave story of Mancunian misery

Reckless but brave story of Mancunian misery

In Real Life, By Chris Killen Canongate, €16.99, Reviewed by Rob Doyle

Fascinating exploration of art for art’s sake

Fascinating exploration of art for art’s sake

33 Artists In 3 Acts, By Sarah Thornton Granta, €24.99, Reviewed by Sara Keating

Lively look at the lords of the music industry

Lively look at the lords of the music industry

Cowboys And Indies

Ambitious historical novel starts with a murder

Ambitious historical novel starts with a murder