Category Archives: recently read

Over The Bridge and Far Away

Review: The Bridge by Iain Banks (1986) I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this. I was going to re-read The Crow Road, my favourite Iain Banks, in the wake (wake, geddit? Aw, c’mon, give a guy a break, I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Sidebar of literary shame

There is, of course, no earthly reason why anyone would be interested in what I’ve just read, but I’ve been ignoring my personal reading record, my sidebar of literary shame, so I decided to tidy up the blog, dump this … Continue reading

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Winter holiday reading

A quick wintery ‘recently read’ roundup… Just My Type by Simon Garfield. My favourite of the bunch – an inspired Christmas present from @gwithiansunset. Apparently this was serialised on Radio 4, which is a bit odd for a book about … Continue reading

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Review: Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer

Caution: this review contains spoilers. This book is crap. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi was recommended to me by an old school friend. (To be clear: the school is old. She isn’t). And I hated it. Awkward, as they … Continue reading

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HUNGRY the STARS and EVERYTHING

There’s a tagline on the back jacket of Emma Jane Unsworth’s first novel that is out of place: ‘Can Mr Wrong ever be Mr Right?’. This makes it sound like chick-lit, and it’s at odds with the rather sophisticated under-designed … Continue reading

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