As some of you may be aware, I’ve been taking a break from social media and online comms for personal reasons. Whilst this post doesn’t mark a return to blogging on a regular basis, it does represent an attempt to keep my toe in the water with the bookish community. 1,487 more words
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Q: The Devil’s Highway is your first novel for ten years. What was it about this story that inspired you to write it?
I have always wanted to write about my home landscape – by which I mean the landscape of childhood, ‘the happy highways where I went / And cannot come again’. 3,572 more words
Jon McGregor never disappoints. This is a masterpiece. It is a lyrical prose poem of transfixing power. It is a pastoral symphony, an Arcadia, set in an English village in the Peak District between Sheffield, Derby and Manchester. 348 more words
It seems that 2017 is the year my TBR jar decided to focus on Michael Chabon as it has chosen three of his books : Telegraph Avenue ,which I liked but found too Pynchonesque, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, which I found clever more than anything else and Moonglow, which could possibly be my favourite book of his after The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. 444 more words