Tag Archives: Iain Banks

I pick three of my favourite ever books for The Sun

Here I am picking three of my favourite ever books in The Sun newspaper. Here’s a taster: one of them is Trainspotting. I’m just above the advert on home improvements, on the left hand side. Advertisements

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My review of The Quarry by Iain Banks

For folks who might’ve missed it over the weekend, here’s my review in The Independent on Sunday of The Quarry, the latest (and last) novel by Iain Banks. As you’ll see from the review, I didn’t bother pretending to be … Continue reading

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‘You’ve got to hate your heroes’ – some Iain Banks thoughts

I’m not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes when I read Iain Banks’ message today, about being in the late stages of cancer. Iain has been an inspiration to me for over two decades, since I first … Continue reading

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Books I reviewed in April (and some I didn’t)

Monthly journo round up time. Here’s the great and not so great from April: Will Oldham, On Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Faber) – Start of a series of books from Faber where leftfield musicians interview themselves. Intriguing idea, and a good … Continue reading

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