"Sabrina is a book about a very twenty-first century tragedy. It’s about how death is reported, mediated, sensationalised, politicised"
Mil is Peruvian wunderkind Virgilio Martínez’s high-wire, high-altitude new endeavour
"These unnerving stories resonate in – or haunt – the mind long after reading"
"When I go to the toilet, I happen upon a waitress spraying copious amounts of stain remover upon the man whose chinos she has spilled food all down"
"It’s possible that it would be a better play if there were no angels in Angels in America"
It was the worst of times. Yes, definitely the worst of times. But what was the best literature in another otherwise abysmal year?
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"The soup is the flavour equivalent of wrapping a blanket over your shoulders as autumn starts to bite. I could eat it, as they say round our way, to a band playing"