Scott's Book Review



Timekeepers

Simon Garfield

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think


Midnight tonight (31 December 2016) will be one moment in the continuing flow of time, no different essentially from any other. Only because human societies...

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The Return

Hisham Matar

Lives well lived? - a pick from biography and memoir


Much as life in Lanark and dear old Blighty is unsatisfactory we do not fear being snatched away to a detention centre and tortured because the government...

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Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times


Ann Patchett’s (http://www.annpatchett.com/about/) new novel is an American family saga involving six children, 50 years and many coincidences. It opens with...

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The Wealth of Humans

Ryan Avent

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think


As we say goodbye to 2016, commentators are suggesting that the past 12 months have been a threshold year. It could be that the twentieth century ended in 2016...

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Penalties

Stephen Leather

Criminally minded - tales of the behaviourally challenged


Stephen Leather (http://www.stephenleather.com/) has been entertaining us for nearly 20 years with his novels of crime, imprisonment, military service, and...

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