by PG Ronane
(Clink Street, £7.99)
THE ONE thing I really appreciated about Catch 52 is that almost without exerting too much analysis or thought, I could tell that this was the silliest, most...
Thursday 20th Jul 2017
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by Ra Page
(Comma Press, £14.99)
CHUMBAWAMBA’S English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 is a glorious celebration of our rich anti-Establishment tradition, too often ignored or ridiculed by the rich...
Wednesday 19th Jul 2017
Eating Robotsby Stephen Oram(Silverwood Books, £6.99)
IN FEWER than 150 pages, Stephen Oram combines the sharp edginess of a JG Ballard with the vaulting inventiveness of a modernist Ovid.
Eating Robots is a...
Wednesday 12th Jul 2017
Seven May Days
by Nicolas Lalaguna
IN SEVEN May Days, compressed into the single week following the 2001 May Day demonstrations in London, Nicolas Lalaguna’s intent is to demonstrate that...
Tuesday 30th May 2017
PAUL SIMON recommends a memoir on the Palestinians’ plight following their expulsion from their homeland by the zionist state
Monday 22nd May 2017
Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou (Serpent’s Tail, £12.99)
THE BETTER to position an author on the bookshelves, it’s inevitable that a writer from the global south who catches the attention of readers in Europe and the US is framed by comparisons with...
Saturday 22nd Apr 2017
The Horses’s Arse
by Laura Gascoigne
(Clink Street, £8.99)
THE BEST thing about this book is its title, and even that is a retouched reference to Joyce Cary’s 1944 novel, a skit on the dodgy art...
Thursday 20th Apr 2017
Black: The Brilliance of a Non-Colour by Alain Badiou (Polity Books, £9.99)
“HUMANITY, as such, is colourless.” Alain Badiou ends this slim and quixotic volume of thoughts on the subject of blackness with a forceful plea for equality and a negation...
Thursday 9th Mar 2017
Paul Simon reviews a flawed account of a human cog in the first world war machine
Tuesday 7th Mar 2017
Mr Churchill's Driver: A Murderer's Story by Colin Farrington (Matador, £8.99)
COLIN FARRINGTON’S debut novel is a brilliantly constructed affair, replete with illusions and self-delusions.
Within a taut but flexible structure, the author recounts...
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017