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The top 5 fresh books to see you through the weekend

The autumn leaves are falling, but there’s still not a rain cloud in sight. But we say ignore that blissful sunshine, close the curtains and curl up with a great yarn instead. Check out 5 of the titles that we’re keen on getting stuck into this weekend.

Should you take in the fresh autumn air this weekend? Nah. It’s probably best you watch that shimmering sun from underneath your doona, accompanied by a great book of course.

Frankisstein by Jeanette Winterson

It’s a “love story” but probably not like any other you’ve heard. Complex parallel stories coexist in this funny and sharp reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic. Visit Penguin for more on this one.

This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else by Jon Savage.

Three decades of interviews with the principle players in the story of that mythical Manchester phenomenon, Joy Division. Head over to Faber & Faber for more details.

Black Leopard Red Wolf  by Marlon James

James’ return after the Man Booker prize winning A Brief History of Seven Killings is part mystery, part survival story and mines a rich seam of African history and mythology. For more info, visit Penguin Random House.

The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki

Now this is a true feast for the eyes. An look inside the genius of Miyazaki, the creator of the Studio Ghibli classics. Find out more at Viz.

Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson

Well, yeah, isn’t it? Manson turns a keen eye to the unfolding calamities that are currently assailing the human race. Yet, with humour and the help of philosophical heavyweights –  he helps us make sense of it. More at Harper Collins.

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May 17, 2019