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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 Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh

I reviewed this in the Independent on Sunday. It is a terrific book. It’s a slightly misleading title, however. Read my review here.

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My Top Ten Novels of 2012

Aye so, it’s that time of year again, when we arbitrarily hold pieces of writing up against each other and decide which is best! So let’s crack on! Click on the book cover to go through to my review in … Continue reading

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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 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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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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Triple Choice Tuesday at Reading Matters

What do David Vann’s Legend of a Suicide, Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting and David Gates’ Preston Falls have in common? Not much, except that I bang on about how great all three books are over on Triple Choice Tuesday at Reading … Continue reading

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