The best reason not to throw this book out of the window is that, occasionally, Harari writes a paragraph that is genuinely mind-expanding.

Guardian

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Aug 15 2018

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...but ultimately, as much as they yearn for it, none of the novel’s central characters really deserve easy absolution. And yet the beautiful writing and nuanced storytelling invites compassion; such is the power of Kwon’s narrative.

LA Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Aug 09 2018

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Brown’s profound ability to intermingle private grief with systemic injustice reveals a greater truth: that intergenerational trauma has shaped the very fabric of African American lives.

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Aug 08 2018

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She takes us back to the ground – to all the terrible, fragile, human detail, so that its victims and survivors can be seen as they are, made painfully of flesh and blood.

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Aug 10 2018

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Deep down Palahniuk is a romantic, in the truest form of the word. Coming up with the alt-right’s favourite term of abuse might have gone to his head. What’s lacking in Adjustment Day is his heart.

Guardian

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Aug 09 2018

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All of which makes sense but is just not compelling enough to justify the mystification that precedes it. It would have been preferable had Mr. Schama announced his intentions at the outset, and readers are advised to read the afterword first.

NY Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Aug 08 2018

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