Big Issue Books Round-Up

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illustration: Dom McKenzie

As ever, I’ve been super-mega-slack at posting up my book reviews in the Big Issue magazine. So here they are with links and short summaries:

William Letford, Dirt (Carcanet) – playful and sublime poetry

Paul Muldoon, Selected Poems 1968-2014 (Faber & Faber) – playful & oblique poetry

Various Authors, The Sorrows of Mexico (MacLehose) – sad & important journalism

Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge (Ebury) – calm & bland life-hack

Ron Rash, Above the Waterfall (Canongate) – poetic & hardbitten novel

Various Authors, 33 1/3 series  (Bloomsbury) – eclectic & informed music writing

Derek B. Miller, The Girl in Green (Faber & Faber) – sharp & enraging novel

Sara Taylor, The Lauras (William Heinemann) – poignant & controlled novel

Megan Abbott, You Will Know Me (Picador) – tense & brilliant novel

Laura Lippman, Wilde Lake (Faber & Faber) – thoughtful & brilliant novel

Enjoy! Dx

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