Book reviews of mainly modern and contemporary fiction
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Just a quick note to let you all know I'm taking a self-imposed blogging break for the next few weeks. I am juggling lots of different stuff at the moment and my enthusiasm for reading and reviewing has taken a major hit. To quote U2 circa 1989, I need to "go away and dream it all up again". In the meantime, please do explore the archives — here's 10 reviews to keep you occupied until my return:...
Last Christmas I read Carl-Johan Vallgren's The Merman, a wonderful coming-of-age story set in snowy Sweden in 1983. To celebrate the paperback release of the book today, the publisher Hesperus Press is kindly offering three lucky readers the chance to win a copy. But please note the books can only be sent out to a UK or Ireland address. To enter, leave a comment below telling me the name of...
You may remember that way back in May I was very fortunate to interview Australian author Tim Winton while he was part-way through a whirlwind tour of the UK and Ireland promoting his new novel, Eyrie. I published some of that interview here on Reading Matters, but the bulk of it was submitted to Shiny New Books for publication at a later date. The second issue of SNB came out today, and I'm...