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Retracing Gone Girl’s footsteps to sporadically chilling effect

Retracing Gone Girl’s footsteps to sporadically chilling effect

Frog is a slog, even for obsessives of the Far East

Frog is a slog, even for obsessives of the Far East

Frog By Mo Yan: Hamish Hamilton, €24 The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Chinese writer Mo Yan in 2012 provoked a curious class of controversy. Some felt it inappropriate, even a catastrophe, that a decidedly non-dissident Chinese would

More than quite a good memoir from lucid Lodge

More than quite a good memoir from lucid Lodge

Quite a Good Time to be Born A Memoir 1935-1975: By David Lodge Harvill Secker, €16.35 One of David Lodge’s claims to fame is that he invented a literary parlour game called ‘Humiliation’. Players are required to embarrass themselves by naming a clas

Baume shows off longform talent to its fullest

Baume shows off longform talent to its fullest

A quest to recover a fallen web empire

A quest to recover a fallen web empire

An erudite love story in early 1980s England

An erudite love story in early 1980s England

Their Lips Talk of Mischief By Alan Warner Faber & Faber, €19 Reviewed by Sara Keating

An Ulster crucible of creed and social class

An Ulster crucible of creed and social class

The House Where It Happened By Martina Devlin Ward River Press, €17

Quiet, pithy tales in the Athenian sun

Quiet, pithy tales in the Athenian sun

Outline By Rachel Cusk Faber, €21.50

How Irish politics really works: an insider’s manual

How Irish politics really works: an insider’s manual

Paddy Machiavelli How to Get Ahead in Irish Politics

Cumming’s memoir lays bare a troubled childhood

Cumming’s memoir lays bare a troubled childhood

Not My Father’s Son By Alan Cumming Harper Collins, €17

Take a leaf from a new book

Take a leaf from a new book

Be the first to read the boldest and the brightest of the publishing industry’s projections for 2015. We take a look at the juiciest titles slated to hit bookstores

Stibbe extracts humour from miserable chaos

Stibbe extracts humour from miserable chaos

A rare talent born out of familial strife and sadness

A rare talent born out of familial strife and sadness

Johnson channels Churchillian resolve in a rambling tribute

Johnson channels Churchillian resolve in a rambling tribute

Hornby returns to form as he looks back to Swinging London

Hornby returns to form as he looks back to Swinging London