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Worth reading...if you can stomach the prose

Worth reading...if you can stomach the prose

NON-fiction: Why information Grows. By Cesar Hidalgo. Allen Lane, €26.60. Reviewed by David Clerkin

An ambitious but baffling take on the Turing tale

An ambitious but baffling take on the Turing tale

fiction: Fall of Man in Wilmslow. By David Lagercrantz. Translated by George Goulding. MacLehose, €19. Reviewed by Kevin Power

Secrecy and suburban lives

Secrecy and suburban lives

FICTION: The Lives of Women. By Christine Dwyer Hickey. Atlantic Books, €17.50. Reviewed by Sara Keating

Paperback of the week

Paperback of the week

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. By David Shafer. Penguin, €13

Convoluted ‘Irish in New York’ story confusing

Convoluted ‘Irish in New York’ story confusing

Non-fiction: Green Glowing Skull. By Gavin Corbett. Fourth Estate, €20. Reviewed by Sara Keating

PAPERBACK WRITERS

PAPERBACK WRITERS

Reviews by Emma Kennedy, Nadine O’Regan and Colette Sexton

New Yorke state of mind

New Yorke state of mind

Artistic licence: New Yorke state of mind

A reassuring window on depression

A reassuring window on depression

Memoir: Reasons To Stay Alive. By Matt Haig. Canongate, €13.50. Reviewed by Fiona Ness

The grim reality of our gulags

The grim reality of our gulags

Non-fiction: Whispering Hope, The True Story of the Magdalene Women. By Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane,. Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold .with Steven O’Riordan and Sue Leonard. Orion Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

A dark wartime story is told  with a light touch

A dark wartime story is told with a light touch

Fiction

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

biogrAPhy

Instead of a real story, it’s just the facts

Instead of a real story, it’s just the facts

Non-fiction

Balkan war story sacrifices real impact for intellect

Balkan war story sacrifices real impact for intellect

Fiction

False highs and flat endings let down Italian novellas

False highs and flat endings let down Italian novellas

Cocaine

Examining the latent potency of Eurovision

Examining the latent potency of Eurovision

NON- FICTION