‘The beginning (unless you’re Kurt Vonnegut or perhaps Martin Amis) is invariably a strong position from which to start.’
‘Hilary Mantel’s successes lay as much in the depth of character she presents in her main protagonist, as in her unique handling of such famous narrative.’
‘I didn’t like him at first. John Williams that is, not William Stoner.’
‘Tragic, sympathetic, human and terrifying in equal measures. Frankly, I’ve never read a book quite like it.’
Reviews in brief of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, and others’
An unconventional, stylish stroll through north-west London with three wonderfully constructed, yet fundamentally flawed native thirty-somethings as our guide.
‘A confusing and unsettling journey into Spain’s criminal underworld guided by a unique and improvisational voice.’
‘A stunning and picturesque critique on the futility and irony of war.’
A stunning, no punches pulled personal account of the best manager England never had.