Criticism

Jonathan writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, the Literary Review and for the Arts pages of the Lancet on a wide variety of topics: drama, history, television and fiction – from Charles Dickens to comic books, Arthur Conan Doyle to political theatre, Martin Amis to Stephen King.

A selection of Jonathan's reviews is available to read online.

On David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks: click here

On Martin Amis' Lionel Asbo: click here

On John Sutherland's Lives of the Novelists: click here.

On Julian Barnes' Levels of Life: click here

On Iain Banks' The Quarry: click here

On Stephen King's Doctor Sleep: click here

On Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam: click here 

On Frances Wilson's How to Survive the Titanic: click here

 On Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue: click here

On Victorian boys' papers and penny dreadfuls: click here

On pastiche, James Bond and Jeeves & Wooster: click here

On Mark Gatiss' adaptation of H G Wells' The First Men in the Moon: click here

On The Complete Works of Arthur Conan Doyle: click here

On Peter Ackroyd's The English Ghost: click here

On Stephen King's 11.22.63: click here

On John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven: click here

On Richard T Kelly's The Possessions of Doctor Forrest: click here

 On D J Taylor's Secondhand Daylight: click here

On Patrick McGrath's Constance: click here

 On the reissue of J B Priestley's Benighted: click here

 On Jacques Futrelle's The Chase of the Golden Plate: click here

On Peter Moore's Damn His Blood: click here

 On the National Theatre's production of Mike Bartlett's 13: click here

On The Dark Knight: click here

On W Sydney Robinson's Muckraker: click here

On Judith Flanders' The Invention of Murder: click here

On Alan Moore and the film adaptation of Watchmen: click here

On Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus: click here

On J F Roberts' The True History of the Blackadder: click here

 On Simon Callow's Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World: click here

On a new edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Light that Failed: click here

On Kate Summerscale's The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: click here

 

Jonathan has written a new introduction to

J B Priestley's 1938 novel The Doomsday Men, available here

 

Jonathan has contributed an essay to Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes -

"On Writing New Adventures on Audio: Into the Interstices of Canon" -

available here