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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Widespread Panic by James Ellroy reviewed
By James Walton
Or just a run-of-the-mill thriller with a brilliant casting director?
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell reviewed
The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid by Marina Lewycka reviewed
On the Shoulders of Giants by Umberto Eco reviewed
The ability to keep us entirely in the dark as to how it will all end is impressive, but there is a tendency towards tin-eared dialogue
Return to LA Confidential
Is The Undoing actually great?
Eco and Narcissus
I admire the scale and ambition of Game of Thrones – but isn’t it just a little bit corny?
Marina Lewycka’s novel is completely bonkers
The Sixties vibe
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.