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View the book | The ambitious drifter epic has a few surprises

The protagonist of Ian McEwan’s new novel is Roland Baines, a “rootless” man who, “wandering through a multitude of jobs”, is an occasional tennis coach, pianist, poet and full-time father. Roland, like McEwan, was born in the late 1940s and belongs to the generation that “lay in the lap of history, nestled in a small …

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White Noise review: Adam Driver’s Netflix film epic arrives right on time

When the books are written about Netflix’s big investment in prestigious cinemas, Noah Baumbach White noise may go down as the film that finally killed the goose that laid the golden budgets. That’s not to say the streaming service will never fund a vanity project again — it still hasn’t won that Best Picture Oscar, …

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