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Tim Adams

Flashboys: Cracking the Money Code review riveting third instalment of Michael Lewis's expose of the international money markets

A new breed of parasitic financial players has discovered a novel way of fleecing the global public many times over in the blink of an eye.

Vikings: Life and Legend review – a stirring tale of shock and oar

The British Museum showcases the poetry, boats and bling of the marauding 11th-century Norsemen who, above all else, understood curves…

Every Single Minute review - Hugo Hamilton's tribute to Nuala O'Faolain

Hugo Hamilton's veiled account of the writer Nuala O'Faolain's last days is a profound and moving portrait of their friendship In 2008 Hugo Hamilton took his friend, the celebrated writer and broadcaster Nuala O'Faolain, to Berlin for a few days. O'Faola

Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life by Berel Lang - review

A fresh reading of Primo Levi's life and work reveals his contribution as a philosopher of ethics With the exception of some months working as a chemist in Milan at the beginning of the war and the year in which he survived Auschwitz, Primo Levi lived in

Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life by Berel Lang - review

A fresh reading of Primo Levi's life and work reveals his contribution as a philosopher of ethics With the exception of some months working as a chemist in Milan at the beginning of the war and the year in which he survived Auschwitz, Primo Levi lived in

Martin Creed: What's the point of it? - review

Hayward Gallery, London Martin Creed's whimsical art treads the fine line between simple and smart with aplomb. Just don't bother trying to make sense of it

Roth Unbound by Claudia Roth Pierpont - review

Claudia Roth Pierpont's apparently authorised biography buys into the great writer's self-image It has always been tempting to think of Philip Roth as a confessional writer - as honest to his reader as Alexander Portnoy on the psychiatrist's couch: "You

Breakfast with Lucian: A Portrait of the Artist by Geordie Greig - review

Geordie Greig stalked Lucian Freud from the moment his Eton college master took him to London to see an exhibition of the artist's work at the Antony d'Offay gallery in 1978.

David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell - review

Malcolm Gladwell's case for the advantages of being the little guy is a pleasure to read but not too surprising.

Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno - review

This cut-and-paste biography of JD Salinger fails to get anywhere near the man or his work After the war, in which he survived the D-day landings at Utah Beach, Jerome David Salinger holed himself away in a studio in Westport, Connecticut, to finish his