The Spectator

Books of the year – part two

A further selection of the best — and sometimes worst—books of 2018, chosen by our regular reviewers

Daniel Swift

I feel as though I came late to the Sarah Moss party. Nobody told me she was this divided country’s most urgent novelist. Her themes: the cycles of history, male absurdity, the forms female subversion may take, in irony, sickness and sacrifice. It helps that she’s absurdly topical, and that she’s funny.

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