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The Reading List: Scandals

Contemporary

'Notes on a Scandal' by Zoë Heller (Penguin, £2.60)

A murky tale of middle-class scandal from Zoë Heller.

Carey Mulligan: Hollywood's new star pupil

An Oscar nomination for 'An Education', a famous actor boyfriend – the young London actress is rapidly discovering what it's like to grow up in public. Nina Lakhani talks to Carey Mulligan

DVD: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Paramount)

Fair enough, GI Joe is a noisy, frenetic, CGI-laden blockbuster that exists to advertise a range of paramilitary toys, but compared to its peers (ie, the dreaded Transformers movies) it’s orchestrated with tremendous skill.

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Ian Rankin: Think inside the box

The crime novelist Ian Rankin is preparing to release his first graphic novel, but, says Rob Sharp, he's not the only contemporary author to test his mettle on the pages of a comic book