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Irvine Welsh, The Blade Artist

Irvine Welsh dissects creative menace in The Blade Artist – Book review

In his new book The Blade Artist, Irvine Welsh has re-cut one of him most memorable characters to create a modern day dissection of...
Leonard review

William Shatner’s Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With A Remarkable Man review

Despite the absolute candor and honesty that sits behind Leonard: My Fifty Year Friendship With A Remarkable Man - William Shatner's tribute biography to Leonard...
Yann Martel, The High Mountains Of Portugal

Yann Martel, The High Mountains Of Portugal review

Booker Prize winning author of The Life Of Pi, Yann Martel, returned in February 2016 with his tenth book, The High Mountains Of Portugal,...
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment review

Continuing our long-standing love affair with the genius imagination of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, the latest up for review is the excellent Monstrous Regiment,...
Julian Barnes, The Noise Of Time review

Julian Barnes, The Noise Of Time review

Julian Barnes' The Noise Of Time is as much a homage to Russian composer Shostakovich's low level rebellion of traditional form and populism as it...
Nick Frost, Truths, Half Truths And Little White Lies

Nick Frost, Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies review

There's a weird similarity between reading an autobiography and your average, run of the mill quickening from immortal epic, The Highlander, and with Nick...
Steve Coogan, Easily Distracted

Steve Coogan, Easily Distracted review

The title for Steve Coogan's Easily Distracted is as much a description of his autobiography as it is of his life, but it's pulled together...
They All Love Jack Busting The Ripper by Bruce Robinson

They All Love Jack: Busting The Ripper by Bruce Robinson review

There have been a number of weak reviews of Bruce Robinson's impressive Victorian indictment, They All Love Jack: Busting The Ripper, with The Guardian...
Brian Blessed, Absolute Pandemonium

Brian Blessed, Absolute Pandemonium review

Brian Blessed's Absolute Pandemonium: An Autobiography is easily the most fun entertainment we've had reading a book since I, Partridge. The name alone should tell...
The Man With The Golden Typewriter by Ian Fleming and Fergus Fleming

The Man With The Golden Typewriter by Ian Fleming and Fergus Fleming review

During his relatively short, but prolific career as the mastermind author behind licensed to kill super spy, James Bond, Ian Flemming spent a lot...
In Order To Live, by Yeonmi Park

In Order To Live, by Yeonmi Park, review

With such an insular approach to international relations, we don't really get all that much in the way of personal accounts of the daily...
Stephen King, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams review

Stephen King, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams review

Stephen King anthologies are always cornucopias of random stories, curios and mind messing novella and in his latest wild ride, The Bazaar Of Bad...

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