Dance Dance Dance

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Haruki Murakami One man life connects Call girls, murder, love, death and capitalism.

Birdcage Walk

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by Helen Dunmore People disappear Women mainly. Written out Of life and history.

Marriage Material

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by Sathnam Sanghera Sikh Midlands romcom Meets Arnold Bennet remix. Highbrow bhangra romp.

Little Eve

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by Catriona Ward Much Scottish wyrd here Dreich, dire, family horror. Deftly handled prose.

Letters to Kevin

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by Stephen Dixon Absurdist novel Phone booths archaic And letters … how quaint!

New year, new reviews

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 in Uncategorised | No Comments

This year I’m going to return to book reviewing – but in haiku … Blood Relatives by Stevan Alcock Northern soul gay style Ripper victims listed too Gritty, yet heartless.

A digression on digressions …

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorised | 2 Comments

As far as I can tell, the only people reading this blog are other writers, which is okay, I’m reasonably fond of my own kind. But on the other hand, I’m not entirely sure how much writers care about reviews of the books of other writers. I have a pretty clear idea how they feel […]

#26 Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in book review, novel review, Uncategorised | No Comments

  In Kittur, a fictional small town very much like many South Indian coastal towns, the usual hive of Indian life takes place. Aravind Adiga takes the reader on a dual tour – of the town itself in sententious guidebook excerpts which are supposed to introduce us to the highlights of the place but actually […]

Blogging or not blogging

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Uncategorised | No Comments

Well – I can’t help feeling this may be where I’m at:

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Uncategorised | 5 Comments

Radio Adventures This is what a radio studio looks like. If you are likely to be on t’radio, it’s a good idea to take a bottle of water so you can moisten your throat, to have a few key words written down so you can remember them (like the names of the people you are […]