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The Book: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. (2017). Published by Hamish Hamilton (Great Britain). 229 Pages. ISBN: 9780241290088 Exit West has been on my radar since I first read a synopsis of it on Fantastic Fiction a fair while ago. I have never read any of Mohsin Hamid's work before but he has always been one of those authors … Continue reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
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Skagboys paired alongside Johnnie Walker Black Label makes a fine combination The Book: Skagboys by Irvine Welsh. (2012). Published by Jonathan Cape (Great Britain). 548 pages. ISBN: 9780224087902 It's another return to the world of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting but this time showcasing some of our familiar cast of characters in somewhat different circumstances. Another example … Continue reading Skagboys by Irvine Welsh
The Book: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. (2007). Published by Quercus. 519 pages. ISBN: 9781847248489 I am really somewhat punctilious when it comes to the condition of books I read. Those who crack and bend back the spine of a book are on a par with … Continue reading Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Book: The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh. (2016) Published by Jonathan Cape. 288 pages. ISBN:9780224102155 I will admit to somewhat rejoining the Irvine Welsh/Trainspotting bandwagon since the long awaited sequel to Danny Boyle's seminal 1996 film was released at the end of January. It was about 10 years ago when I was finishing my GCSEs that … Continue reading The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh