Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman works as a bookseller at Readings Hawthorn.

Reviews

China Dream by Ma Jian

Reviewed by Paul Goodman

It’s no coincidence that Ma Jian dedicates this book to George Orwell. Named after Xi Jinping’s vision for Chinese prosperity, China Dream is a tale of the self, broken over the rack of the state. As…

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Berta Isla by Javier Marías

Reviewed by Paul Goodman

Impermanence and identity are at the heart of Javier Marías’ latest work, a literary spy tale in which Oxford undergraduate Tomás is recruited into the British secret service after event in the town …

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