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Books to Look For in 2005: From The Guardian Unlimited

abstract:What are the literary highlights of the next six months? The Guardian team of reviewers picks the best books, beginning with fiction and covering history, science, politics, philosophy, film and poetry

Kathryn Hughes, Martin Kettle, Josh Lacey, Steven Poole, Robert Potts and Tim Radford
Saturday January 1, 2005
The Guardian


January 02, 2005
— Ian McKewan, John Updike, Kazuo Ishiguro all have books coming out in the next six months. Familiarize yourself with the titles and release dates as you will want to make room for these on your book groups' reading list.

Here are a few tasty selections:

January: Helen Oyeyemi, The Icarius Girl, written when she was only 18.


  • Ian McEwan, In Saturday
  • John Updike's 21st novel, Villages (Hamish Hamilton), will be a treat for fans of his previous 20.

May: Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down (Viking) What is life all about? Why do we bother? And what happens when we've had enough?

June: Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close A book centering on the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster.



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