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The dark and light world of Stuart MacBride

Genial and witty, Stuart MacBride does not initially strike me as the type of man who would make his living writing about grisly murders, the stench of post-mortems, rotting bodies and smoked corpses.

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Book Review: The Jungle by Pooja Puri

It's frustrating that, in tackling the Calais jungle, a world that, until October last year, teemed with all the pain, despair, hope and opportunity a captivating story would need, Pooja Puri's The Jungle fails to wallop you.

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Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid's fourth novel - he is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize - opens promisingly with the meeting of Nadia and Saeed, two slightly oddball 20-somethings, in a nameless city that is sliding toward civil war.

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