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
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Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imaginationby Giuseppe Cafiero(Clink Street Publishing, £13.75)
GIUSEPPE CAFIERO’S absurdist account of the life and works of Gustave Flaubert will be a delight, even for those...
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
Splinterlandsby John Feffer(Haymarket Books, £10.99)
SPLINTERLANDS, an intriguing near-novella set in 2050, conjures a dystopian vision of a new barbaric age defined by conflict and confusion.
This is a...
Wednesday 25th Jan 2017
Star columnists run through what’s impressed them this year
Saturday 24th Dec 2016
Paul Simon reviews Rasmus by PJ Vanston (Matador, £8.99)
Wednesday 7th Dec 2016
Times Changeby John Ellison(Matador, £8.99)
TIMES Change really shouldn’t be such a satisfying read. John Ellison’s debut novel contains so many of those elements that singularly, leave alone collectively,...
Thursday 1st Dec 2016
The Jasmine Sariby Philip Tucker(Troubadour, £8.99)
THE CONTINUING belief that some lives matter less under capitalism dominates this fine novel.
Indeed the Jasmine Sari proves that outstanding fiction can...
Wednesday 23rd Nov 2016
The Handsworth Timesby Sharon Duggal(Bluemoose, £8.99)
THIS novel by Sharon Duggal of life in early-1980s working-class Birmingham during the time of inner-city rioting is defined by the greater and lesser griefs of...
Saturday 29th Oct 2016
The Road to Corbynby Rob Donovan(Matador, £8.99)
THIS re-imagining of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress for our own more secular times certainly opens impressively: “One night, on my journey...
Wednesday 26th Oct 2016
The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitlerby John King(London Books, £9.99)
JOHN KING is the raw chronicler of contemporary Englishness and, more specifically, that particular national blend of dislike for foreigners, an...
Saturday 23rd Jul 2016