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My Big Issue reviews of Emily Carroll, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett

Bit slow getting this stuff up, summer holidays and all that. Anyway, here are my Big Issue reviews of Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Faber) and The Silent History (Jonathan Cape) by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett. The first … Continue reading

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My Big Issue reviews of Ben Shephard, Simon Sylvester & Tony Black

Aye so, here’s my latest cheeky wee Big Issue books column, reviewing three books: Headhunters by Ben Shephard – non-fiction about ‘The Search for a Science of the Mind’ The Visitors by Simon Sylvester – a dreamlike debut novel set … Continue reading

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My Big Issue review of Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, Bryan Talbot & Emma Jane Unsworth

In my latest Big Issue column I reviewed Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, the graphic novel by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot, and also Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth. My chatter is here.

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My review of Michio Kaku and Audrey Magee in Big Issue

Here is my Big Issue column reviewing Michio Kaku’s The Future of the Mind (Allen Lane) and The Undertaking by Audrey Magee (Atlantic). Two very different books, but both intriguing in their own way.  

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My Big Issue reviews of Willy Vlautin and Helen Oyeyemi

Aye so, here are my reviews in The Big Issue of The Free (Faber) by Willy Vlautin and Boy, Snow, Bird (Picador) by Helen Oyeyemi. I liked Oyeyemi’s book well enough, and I thought The Free was absolutely terrific. I’ve … Continue reading

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My Big Issue reviews of Christos Tsiolkas and Pamela Erens

Aye so, here is my Big Issue column reviewing Barracuda (Atlantic) by Christos Tsiolkas (Atlantic) and The Virgins (John Murray) by Pamela Erens. Both fine in their own, very different ways.

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Reviews of Metallica and Alan McGee books in the Big Issue

‘Metal up your ass’. Guess who’s catchphrase that was, Metallica or Alan McGee? Correct. Last month saw a couple of pretty interesting music tomes out, Birth School Metallica Death (Faber) by Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood and Alan McGee’s autobiography, Creation … Continue reading

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