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by Kazuo Ishiguro
For Gordimer, a political writer was one who ruthlessly rendered social breakdown, but who also crafted characters that embodied the possibility of political upheaval and societal renewal; indeed the writer of the truly political novel must himself be driven by this possibility.
James Baldwin’s first novel is still as relevant as ever and as immaculately made -- line for line, the prose is a wonder.
In subverting current ideas about gender, sci fi, and the thriller genre, Alex Garland delivers a film about theory of mind that is deliciously hard to read.
At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 91 titles, this is the only 2015 book preview you will ever need.
How many have seriously pondered Wonder Woman’s lineage to Diana the Huntress, for example? Or exactly how the superpowers and shortcomings of mythological heroes are conferred on their comic book cousins?
"I love the first person, in writing, in music, and in life. All great modern novels, as far as I am concerned, are in the first person."
Our distinguished panel selected 20 incredible books as their Best of the Millennium (So Far). What were our readers' favorites from the decade now coming to a close?
The surprise in a large part of Kazuo Ishiguro's work is that he changes the very quality of the world in some subtle but deeply alarming way.