Books I reviewed in August (and some I didn’t manage to)

Considering this is only mid-September, I’m not even all that late with this chat, which is unlike me these days. Didn’t review all that many in August, as I was away on holiday and all that jazz. In addition to the books below, I also read Easy Money (Macmillan) by Jens Lapidus, a kind of Swedish James Ellroy thing which was fucking amazing and definitely one of my favourite books of the year so far. It was a pretty great month, Winslow, Sullivan, Morrison and Niven were all absolute crackers. Track em down.

Aye so, reviewed this month:

John J Niven, Cold Hands (William Heinemann)for Big Issue
Ewan Morrison, Close Your Eyes (Jonathan Cape)for Big Issue
Toni Davidson, My Gun Was As Tall As Me (Freight Books) – for Scotland on Sunday
Don Winslow, Kings of Cool (William Heinemann) – for Independent on Sunday
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead (Vintage) – for Big Issue, not online
Herman Koch, The Dinner (Atlantic) – for Big Issue, not online

And all the goddamn good-looking books I didn’t get a chance to read or review:

Louise Welsh, The Girl on the Stairs (John Murray)
Chris Ewan, Safe House (Faber)
Edited by John Connolly & Declan Burke, Books to Die For (Hodder)
James Meek, The Heart Broke In (Canongate)

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