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A catch-up on my Big Issue reviews

As per, I’ve been slack at putting my book reviews up on here. So here are the last six books I’ve reviewed for the Big Issue magazine: Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien (Faber) An Atlas of Countries that Don’t … Continue reading

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The Cartel by Don Winslow – Simply Astonishing

Here’s my review of The Cartel by Don Winslow in The Big Issue magazine. Taken together with its predecessor, The Power of the Dog, it’s one of the most impressive literary achievements I’ve ever read. Simply astonishing stuff. My review … Continue reading

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My Big Issue reviews of Non-fiction by Suzanne O’Sullivan and Stephen Witt

Here are my Big Issue reviews of cracking non-fiction by Suzanne O’Sullivan and Stephen Witt books, about health and music respectively.

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My Reviews of Gunnar Staalesen and Karin Fossum Novels

Here are my reviews in The Big Issue of new novels by two veterans of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen and Karin Fossum. Both excellent, in summary.

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Ten Book Reviews I’ve Written Recently

Been very slack in putting my book reviews up, so here is a round-up of stuff that has appeared in print in the last couple of months: Perfidia by James Ellroy in the Independent on Sunday. Evil Eye by Joyce … Continue reading

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My Big Issue Reviews of Dwayne Alexander Smith and Tom Wright

Another week, another couple of cracking books to review in The Big Issue. This time round two American crime novels, Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith and Tom Wright’s Blackbird. I got on well with them both, especially Forty Acres, … Continue reading

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My Big Issue reviews of Bethan Roberts and Kerry Hudson

…and here are my reviews of Mother Island by Bethan Roberts and Thirst by Kerry Hudson, both published by Chatto & Windus. Two writers with a lot of humanity and empathy.

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