Well, hello 2015

It's a massive understatement to say I'm looking forward to 2015, but I am because: 1. Something is happening with my book and I'll be able share I hope soon. It's coming, I promise. I PROMISE. 2. but not too soonish because I'm going travelling in a couple of weeks, and it looks something like this: London, Budapest, [...]

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Goodbye 2014, you’ve been pretty amazing

EDITED: to include Donna Tartt's THE GOLDFINCH. Below I mention the risk of not recording what I've read through the year. This year, Tartt's book divided readers, quite violently. Some people were in critic James Wood's camp - surly haters all - but there were others who loved it, including me. I read it twice. The first [...]

Not a review: books of strange, new things

For my final book post for the year, I have chosen recent local fiction (plus one non-local interloper) to present. These are all VERY exciting novels, especially for this reader who usually sticks to The Real. Annabel Smith's THE ARK Paddy O'Reilly's THE WONDERS Jane Rawson's A WRONG TURN AT THE OFFICE OF UNMADE LISTS [...]