January–February 2018, issue no. 398

'A visceral reminder of all the waste and carnage.' (★★★1/2)
Harry Windsor reviews 'The Post' (Entertainment One) for ABR Arts
'An Oscar-worthy incarnation' (★★★★)
Brian McFarlane reviews 'Darkest Hour' (Universal Pictures) for ABR Arts.
2017 Publisher Picks
To complement our 2017 ‘Books of the Year’, we invited several senior publishers to nominate their favourite books – all published by other companies. (free)
'He was the story'
Michael Winkler reviews 'Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth' by Alexis Wright [$]
'A wicked pleasure to read'
Susan Wyndham reviews 'The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983–1992' by Tina Brown [$]
'An indispensable guide to the world today'
Barbara Keys reviews 'The Cold War: A world history' by Odd Arne Westad [$]
'Clever, amusing, radiant'
Lisa Gorton reviews 'Dunbar' by Edward St Aubyn (free)
A Half-Open Door
David McCooey reviews 'David Malouf and the Poetic: His earlier writings' by Yvonne Smith [$]
'Never short of an opinion'
Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Miłosz: A biography by Andrzej Franaszek, edited and translated by Aleksandra Parker and Michael Parker [$]

David McInnis reviews 'Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness' by Rhodri Lewis

David McInnis

There have been more than 600 publications on Hamlet in the last five years alone. Uniquely amongst Shakespeare’s plays, Hamlet even has an entire journal devoted to it More

Richard Walsh reviews 'Memoirs' by Mike Willesee

Richard Walsh

Mike Willesee has been one of the giants of the Australian media for over half a century. He was a major force in television for most of those years; but he began his life in print journal More

David McCooey reviews 'David Malouf and the Poetic: His earlier writings' by Yvonne Smith

David McCooey

Plenty of novelists begin life as poets. Few, though, have managed to maintain their status as poet–novelists quite so impressively as David Malouf. But even Malouf, in his ‘middle per More

Danielle Clode reviews 'Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest expeditions' by David Attenborough

Danielle Clode

David Attenborough turned ninety last year. In a short animation celebrating his birthday, two Aardman penguins muse on their first meeting with the famous naturalist. ‘There’s somethi More

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