Monday, Dec 05, 2022

Jonathan Cape


Book review: In The Children Act, the protagonist is thwarted by reality

September 01, 2014 3:09 pm

In Ian Mc Ewan’s new novel, the protagonist is thwarted by reality and the limits of morality.

A Spy and a Gentleman

October 05, 2013 2:09 am

William Boyd’s James Bond is the most human yet.

Joseph Anton Lived Too Long

September 22, 2012 2:25 am

Salman Rushdie discovered himself in the years underground but the ordeal may have cost him a bit of his humanity

The Spy Who Romanced in the Cold

September 08, 2012 12:16 am

Ian McEwan pulls off a love story amid the cultural cold war between the West and the Soviets

Something is Amis

August 18, 2012 3:55 am

Lionel Asbo is less the state of England and more Martin Amis’s parting gesture

Lashed to the Mast

October 15, 2011 12:07 am

Michael Ondaatje turns a voyage into an unusual coming-of-age tale


September 17, 2011 2:25 am

Julian Barnes’ Man Booker-shortlisted novella is an elegant rumination on the unreliability of remembrances.

Newark Blighted

November 20, 2010 11:15 pm

Tragedy is alien to the Hebraic worldview,where not only is god ultimately just,but misfortune results from moral and cognitive failure.