The Guardian - Review - 1 Aug 2020

Table of content - The Guardian - Review (1 Aug 2020)

Sands of time
Faithful
Further reading on criminal justice by David Lammy, plus Tom Gauld
‘Zadie Smith’s essays may be born out of the pandemic and the lockdown, but they feel like a doorway into a new space for thought.’
The Mission House by Carys Davies
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
The week in books
Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen
The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood
The books that made me by Virginie Despentes
Caste: The Lies that Divide Us by Isabel Wilkerson
Bunker: Building for the End Times by Bradley Garrett
Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
Scabby Queen by Kirstin Innes
Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith
Ali Smith on the end of her Seasonal quartet
Robin Stevens
Revisiting Sam Selvon’s The Housing Lark
Debuts galore on the Booker longlist
PAGE TURNER
On the hoof
‘I’d love to be able to write a romantic, non-vanilla story’
For all seasons
Lockdown reflections and street encounters from a brilliant writer, whose selfdoubt is central to her talent
How the Trump presidency works ... a piercing account of lies, media failings and the methods of tyrants
Sex, laughs and profundity in these sharply observed adventures of a candid single mother
{ History } Savagery is on full display in a Pulitzer prize winner’s interrogation of social hierarchy in the US
{ Society } Bulletproof backpacks and bomb shelters ... millions are preparing for doomsday. Is it a sane response?
The new realities of India take their revenge on postcolonial attitudes in a cunning fable by the author of West
This Booker-longlisted debut explores poverty, addiction and family love in 1980s Scotland
{ Graphic } With wit and brutal honesty, Tomine examines the absurdity of the comic-book industry and his own fragile ego
In the aftermath of the second world war, two women embark on a reckless journey of self-discovery
This fierce and funny portrait of Britain over the past three decades is a state-of-the nation novel with a feminist heart
‘We assume that writing for adults is the pinnacle of achievement, but what book changed your life? What stories made you think about the world?’
‘We assume that writing for adults is the pinnacle of achievement, but what book changed your life? What stories made you think about the world?’
Still lonely in London Sukhdev Sandhu
Books about criminal justice
Tom Gauld

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