The Guardian - Review - 21 Nov 2020

Table of content - The Guardian - Review (21 Nov 2020)

Can US democracy survive the Trump era?
Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia
‘Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy is a combination of absolute mechanical perfection and Milky Way starburst genius. There are millions of books I wish I’d written, but this is the most recent.’
Book of the week: The War Against the BBC by Patrick Barwise and Peter York
The Weirdest People in the World: How the West became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous by Joseph Henrich
To Be a Man
Crime and thrillers of the month
William S Burroughs and the Cult of Rock’n’Roll
The week in books
The Ministry for the Future
When the Lights Go Out
Girls Against God
Sybille Bedford: An Appetite for Life by Selina Hastings
The books that made me by Caitlin Moran
How I wrote Capital
Sarah Churchwell on the US’s post-election crisis
Jason Reynolds
The meanings of ‘woke’
The week in books 21 November
‘Wolf Hall is like a Kinder Egg of literature’
What future for the BBC? A staunch defence of the much-loved corporation as it comes under attack
An international runner and anthropologist heads to east Africa to discover the secret of marathon success
From Bowie to Cobain, heavy metal to Blade Runner – how the Naked Lunch author changed pop culture
Drinking wine aged 10, endless parties and so many women ... a novelist who preferred good times to writing
An ambitious theory-of-everything study of how Europe advanced, with a taint of social Darwinism
‘Back in the 90s Snoop Dogg told white folks, ‘I know you hate me. But your kids don’t.’ That’s how I feel’
‘Back in the 90s Snoop Dogg told white folks, ‘I know you hate me. But your kids don’t.’ That’s how I feel’
{ Short stories } A stunning collection explores the weight of history and the fragility of human bonds
The Norwegian musician rebels against blandness in a novel that veers from melodramatic teenscape to social panorama
{ Science fiction } An international taskforce tackles climate chaos in this vision of how the future might unfold
A mother tries to rescue Christmas as a father prepares for apocalypse in a subtle and timely domestic satire
{ Crime and thrillers } A lone stranger in rural Ireland, misogyny in LA, and murder on the ski slopes Laura Wilson
How the world woke up
‘By the time I’d written Capital, I knew a lot about the crash’
Tom Gauld

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