Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ambivalent Review Alert

Aye so, Gone Again received the once over from Nigel Bird at his Sea Minor blog. Nigel has been very complimentary about my work in the past. He didn’t rate Gone Again. Never mind, eh? Can’t please everyone all the … Continue reading

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A whole bunch of my reviews in The Big Issue are now online

I write a regular fortnightly book review/column thing in The Big Issue magazine, and a whole bunch of them are now online. Check em all out below: Sara Gran & Lisa O’Donnell James Robertson & Tao Lin Brian Aldiss & … Continue reading

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A blether with Denise Mina in the Independent on Sunday

    So in case you missed it over the weekend, I interviewed Denise Mina in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday. She was on cracking form. The difficulty was deciding what to leave out. Lots of chat about the graphic novels, … Continue reading

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My review of A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam for Independent on Sunday

Here’s my review for the Independent on Sunday of A Beautiful Truth (Granta) by Colin McAdam. It’s a novel about chimps. I really liked some of it, but really didn’t like some of it. That’s the way it goes sometimes, … Continue reading

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My review of Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux for Independent on Sunday

  Like I keep saying, been slack at putting these up here, so just posting this review now of Strange Bodies (Faber) by Marcel Theroux that ran in Independent on Sunday a while back. I really loved this book – … Continue reading

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My review of Apocalypse Baby by Virginie Despentes

  Been a bit slow getting my journo stuff up here recently, but here’s my Independent on Sunday review of Apocalypse Baby (Serpent’s Tail) by French author Virginie Despentes, best known for Baise-Moi. An interesting piece of transgressive fiction, but it … Continue reading

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Great Spinetingler review

Aye so, been a while since the last review for Gone Again, so was well chuffed to see the inimitable Nerd of Noir giving it the once over on Spinetingler. And he rates it very highly. Very cool.

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