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Daryaganj on Sunday is a reader's delight. And you will know if you happen to be in Delhi,

Landscape of the mind

Nausheen RahmanRuskin Bond is not known as "Our very own resident Wordsworth in prose" and "one

A new classic following the Colombian drug trade

Donald Clarke Once in the bluest of moons, we encounter a freshly minted classic that feels

Suzy Suzy: Everything a great book should be

Julia Kelly"My mam doesn't really look at my dad any more. Like maybe she never did

Vox Lux: A monstrous star turn from Natalie Portman

Donald Clarke In the eight months since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, the second

The Cabin at the End of the World

Liam LeonardThirty pages into The Cabin at the End of the World-right before the book turns

Women are more than muses in Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel

Olivia HoThere was a time American author Taylor Jenkins Reid was inadvertently somebody's muse. Once, she

Hellboy- Over populated, largely superficial and gory mayhem

Johnson ThomasDavid Harbour's performance lacks the confident stamp of authority that Ron Perlman's did. Even the

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Olly RichardsTim (Justice Smith) may be the only person in the world who doesn't love Pokémon;

Entertaining insight into animal emotions

Martina EvansFrans De Waal blends meticulously researched arguments with common sense and humour. "Any academic who

'Love Is Blind' is a good guide to the human heart

Martin Spice William Boyd is one of those writers that I return to with enthusiasm from

Cape May: Desire and betrayal

Sarah GilmartinAn affair is fertile fictional terrain, a loaded gun that offers intrinsic suspense for novel

The pinnacle of all superhero movies

Michael Cheang I wish Stan Lee had lived long enough to see this. That was the

Bo Burnham's startlingly portrayal of growing up

Donald Clarke It's too early to identify a new movement, but a number of recent films

'Fire And Blood': Deep dive into the history of House Targaryen

Michael Cheang Game Of Thrones has ruined Game Of Thrones for me. More specifically, the Game

The old man and the sea and the boy

Sarah GilmartinDoggerland, an area of land that connected Britain to continental Europe, was flooded by rising

A grindcore variation on cops and robbers

Tara Brady As Dragged across Concrete arrives after his brilliant Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell

Andrew Scott stars in thriller Steel Country

 Iana MurrayBelieve it or not, Steel Country is about Trump's America. If you can't see this

Slow-burner novel really catches fire

Martin Spice Deep in the Australian outback is the 100-year-old grave of a stockman. The grave

Taiwanese tale too short for its ambition

John BoyneWhile an author's private life is usually off limits in a book review, Wang Ting-Kuo's

An arty but superficial take on Native Son

Hannah GiorgisJust over a year after the author Richard Wright published his first novel, Native Son,

Shazam!: Big red cheezy fun

Davin ArulThere is a complicated story as to why the DC hero formerly known as Captain

The Travelling Cat Chronicles of Hiro Arikawa

Nausheen RahmanNumerous books have touched me deeply - for different reasons, but I honestly can't remember

The Keeper: The story of a goalkeeper

Donald Clarke You'd have to work very hard to kill the story of Bert Trautmann. Indeed,

Her Kind: Prose striking perfect balance between gritty and sublime

Anna CareyIn 1324, a woman in Kilkenny became the first person in Ireland to be burned

Fasten Your Seat Belt

Scott Carey is weathering the downslope of middle age nicely enough when he discovers he has the kind

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