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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