Tue, 18/11/2008 - 10:51
Just After Sunset (Hodder & Stoughton) is iconic horror author Stephen King’s return to short story writing, with his new collection of 13 (of course) short stories.
Some of the reviews were brief and positive, such as Susanna Yager’s summary in the Sunday Telegraph ("spooky, mysterious, gripping and satisfyingly...
Fri, 31/10/2008 - 16:52
Critical attention this weekend has been wide-ranging, with nine different books receiving a similar number of reviews. Just out in front is The Other by David Guterson (Bloomsbury, 9780747592433, £18.99). The author of Snow Falling on Cedars has returned with his fourth novel, the tale of two friends, one of whom...
Mon, 29/09/2008 - 14:55
The most reviewed title by far this weekend was John le Carré's return to the espionage novel in A Most Wanted Man (Hodder, 9780340977064, £18.99), and it attracted both admiration and dismay from critics.
Henry Sutton writing in the Daily Mirror proclaims: "Once again, le Carré proves...
Thu, 04/09/2008 - 09:31
The two most reviewed books this week were by doyennes of crime fiction, with both attracting cautious praise from the critics.
P D James' The Private Patient is her 14th Dalgleish novel. Marcel Berlins, writing in the Times, says: "The quality is averagely excellent James, although not among her best three or...
Tue, 26/08/2008 - 13:40
The most reviewed title last weekend was Everything is Connected by Daniel Barenboim (Weidenfeld), the virtuoso pianist and conductor who became an arbiter of peace in the Middle East by co-founding the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, bringing together Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Critics were divided however on Barenboim as a...
Mon, 04/08/2008 - 12:59
A number of books were well reviewed last weekend, but the collection of letters by Penelope Fitzgerald, So I Have Thought of You, edited by her son-in-law Terence Dooley (Fourth Estate), occupied most column inches.
Reviewers were keen to gain new insight into the life of the late Booker-winning novelist. “In person,...
Mon, 28/07/2008 - 13:35
Robert Gildea’s new history of France, Children of the Revolution, was the most reviewed book in last weekend’s national newspapers, occupying the lead review spot in a number of the literary sections.
The book, which is the second volume of the New Penguin History of France and explores French history from 1799 to...
Mon, 14/07/2008 - 12:18
BBC Radio 4 favourite Jenni Murray was last weekend’s most reviewed, with her Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter (Bantam Press) dominating the literary review pages. As the presenter of “Woman’s Hour” Murray has a great fanbase and reach, and the publication of her account of the year leading up to her father...
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 11:40
Martin Pugh’s latest, We Danced All Night (Bodley Head), was last weekend’s most reviewed, while Irvine Welsh’s new novel, Crime (Cape), also notched up impressive coverage, with the author featuring in many newspapers, including on the front page of the Independent’s Review supplement.
Mon, 30/06/2008 - 11:00
There was no clear favourite on the review pages last weekend, with a handful of titles receiving a couple of reviews, including Donald Spoto’s latest Alfred Hitchcock book, Spellbound by Beauty, Irvine Welsh’s new novel, Crime, and David Bret’s biography of Doris Day (see "most reviewed",...