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Fiction book reviews, looking at some of the best new literature publications, including hardback and paperback releases, new authors and the review of existing classics.

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...
Caitlin Moran, Moranifesto

Caitlin Moran, Moranifesto review

If you're lucky enough to have a surname that easily links up with the term manifesto, then you're morally obliged to condense your thoughts...
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...
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...
Ali Smith, How To Be Both

Ali Smith, How To Be Both review

There's a thick line between confident self awareness and uncontrolled arrogance and for the characters that grace Ali Smith's How To Be Both unfortunately...
Marlon James, A Brief History Of Seven Killings review

Marlon James, A Brief History Of Seven Killings review

Booker Prize 2015 winner, Marlon James, annihilates the top-ranking competition with his third novel, A Brief History Of Seven Killings, and with a sharp...
Anthony Horowitz Trigger Mortis

Anthony Horowitz, Trigger Mortis review

Taking on the challenge of Ian Fleming's James Bond, written in the modern day, but set in the original 1950s timeline, was never going...
Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight review

In the rush and excitement to start reading The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett's final Tiffany Aching book, and Discworld novel for that matter, we managed...
Terry Pratchett The Shepherd's Crown

Terry Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown review

It's with a heavy heart that we bid a very fond farewell to Terry Pratchett with his final Discworld book, The Shepherd's Crown, which...
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith review

Continuing our bid to catch up on the Tiffany Aching series of the Discworld in a reasonable time to read the most recent release,...
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full Of Sky

Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full Of Sky review

With the recent release of The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett's final discworld novel following his death earlier in 2015, we're playing catch-up on the...

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