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Megan Abbott’s “Give me your hand” – Far more than it promises to be

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Don't be fooled by the cover, Megan Abbott's book is a true powerhouse, flitting between two vivid timelines. Go read it. 

    You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, which is just sound ... Read the full article
The Lesser Column

The Lesser Column covers a broad spectrum of content. With a focus on film, we also publish reviews of music, books, TV shows, live theatre and stand-up comedy, as well as occasional pieces of social and cultural commentary. Our reviews don’t give star ratings or ‘thumbs up/down’, and come from a more personal perspective – why what’s on display affected us in the way it did; why it’s good or otherwise, how it fits in a broader cultural context. Here is where you come for informed opinion and analysis. People are often very selective about how and where they find themselves entertained, so we’re offering reasons why you should see, read, hear, and experience something beyond simply what it’s about.

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