The best paperbacks coming out in January | Saturday Review – The Times

Posted: January 4, 2020 at 2:44 pm

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Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson A trans woman doctor starts an affair with the scientist Victor Stein, who is planning to reanimate the head of a man frozen in a cryonics facility. The recently divorced Ron Lord is marketing talking sex dolls for lonely men. And in 1816 Mary Shelley is plotting a new novel . . . This fast-paced tale has fun with the Frankenstein story.Vintage, 8.99

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid A rocknroll soap opera. The rise and drug-addled fall of a fictional pop group definite shades of Fleetwood Mac told in glorious Seventies detail.Arrow, 8.99

Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe Nina Stibbe won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic literature

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Pills, Powder and Smoke by Antony Loewenstein a war waged against human nature

How the Brain Lost its Mind by Allan Ropper and BD Burrell when science was left in two minds

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