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Phone by Will Self 0

Phone by Will Self

★★★★☆ In 2012, Will Self published Umbrella, an under-read masterwork of Joycean proportions that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Umbrella reads as if Self found a loose thread in the conceptual stitching of...

Umbrella by Will Self 0

Umbrella by Will Self

★★★★☆ With its epigraph from Ulysses and a revealing synopsis printed in the book’s front-endpapers, it is apparent from the start that Will Self’s Umbrella (shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize) will not...

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Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

★★☆☆☆ Asymmetry reads like the product of a promising young writer having completed a very good creative writing MFA program, who is subsequently unable to write much beyond a meta discussion of everything she...

Devotion by Patti Smith 0

Devotion by Patti Smith

★★★☆☆ Patti Smith’s Devotion is a concise and special compilation consisting of three works that explore the author’s creative process. Two narrative essays bookend the eponymous story “Devotion”, a short and bittersweet tale of a young...