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My Top Ten Books of the Year

OK, so here are my top ten novels of the year. Lemme know what you think, and what your own favourites are. I won’t write much about each here, but you can click on the book covers for my reviews … Continue reading

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My reviews of David Vann and Douglas Coupland in The Big Issue

Here are my Big Issue reviews of David Vann’s Goat Mountain and Douglas Coupland’s Worst Person Ever, both published by William Heinemann. One I loved, the other not so much. Find out which was which by clicking.

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10 Random Observations from the Edinburgh International Book Festival (So Far)

1. Jens Lapidus is not only a brilliant thriller writer, but a very lovely bloke. 2. The Elsewhere collection is a thing of real beauty. 3. Irvine Welsh is a sweetheart. 4. The staff get nicer and more helpful every … Continue reading

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Books I reviewed in June AND July (and some I didn’t manage to)

Aye so, I’m waaaaay behind with these updates, but here’s a big old list of books I’ve reviewed in the last two months, and some I wanted to read but never managed to. Links to reviews where possible. JUNE Chris … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Books of the Year so far

We’re past halfway through the year. So here are my favourite books of the first six months of 2012 in chronological order, with links to reviews where possible: Frank Bill, Crimes in Southern Indiana (William Heinemann) Shalom Auslander, Hope: A … Continue reading

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Ten books to look out for in 2012

Ach, everyone’s doing this, but here you go anyway, here are ten books I’m looking forward to getting my mitts on in the next six months. These are in chronological order, likes. Enjoy! Frank Bill, Crimes in Southern Indiana (William … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Books of 2011

OK, so I’ve read shitloads of books this year. Here are my favourites. In order. A couple of things I noticed on compiling this list: – Only 3 or 4 would be considered ‘literary’ fiction, the rest are crime, mostly … Continue reading

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