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

Aye so, here’s the list (with links, where possible) to all the books I reviewed last month. The best of the bunch was undoubtedly Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams, a strange and hypnotic thing, and definitely one of my books of the year. The review doesn’t seem to be on The Big Issue‘s website, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. Actually, don’t, just buy it and read it, it’s ace.

Attica Locke, The Cutting Season (Serpent’s Tail) – for The Big Issue
Denis Johnson, Train Dreams (Granta) – for The Big Issue
Henning Mankell, The Shadow Girls (Harvill Secker)for Independent on Sunday
Val McDermid, The Vanishing Point (Little Brown)for The Scotsman
David Trilling, Bloody Nasty People (Verso) – for The Herald
Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds (Sceptre)for The Big Issue
Lydia Cacho, Slavery Inc (Portobello)for The Big Issue
Sebastian Faulks, A Possible Life (Hutchison)for Independent on Sunday
JK Rowling, The Casual Vacancy (Little Brown)for Independent on Sunday

And, once more, here are all the fine, fine books I didn’t get a chance to review, for my sins:

Declan Burke, Slaughter’s Hound (Liberties)
Russel D McLean, Father Confessor (Five Leaves)
John Gordon Sinclair, Seventy Times Seven (Faber)
Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue (Fourth Estate)
Linwood Barclay, Trust Your Eyes (Orion)

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About doug johnstone

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