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A(nother) Review: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

The American President is a motherfucker.

Just one of the lines from Matt Haig’s new novel, How To Stop Time, which forces you to stop time, stop reading, and laugh out loud. 536 more words


The Humans

The Humans by Matt Haig.

(Canongate, 2013)

So this is what happens when you live on Earth. You crack. You hold reality in your hands until it burns and then you have to drop the plate. 366 more words

Book Review

Andrea Joyce on the Fast-Paced Role of an International Rights Seller

Stirling’s MLitt course was delighted to host visiting speaker Andrea Joyce this month, who took a break from the whirlwind task of preparing for London Book Fair to let us into her world as Rights Director at Canongate. 1,007 more words

Dirt Road

Dirt Road
By James Kelman
Canongate – £16.99

According to Roddy Doyle, Dirt Road ”is a brilliant, a deeply moving and exciting novel. The words feel so believable I forgot at times that I was reading fiction.” To be honest, I can only partially agree, as the more I read, the more I felt weighted down by some sort of undercurrent of literary deja vu. 366 more words


January Reads

I kicked off the year with a pretty good month of reading. I worked my way through eight books which consisted of one poetry collection, two non-fictions, three novels and two crime thrillers. 922 more words


For the Joy of Reading: The Automobile Club of Egypt

Make no mistake about it.   This is a book about the Arab Spring.   It may be set in the Egypt of King Farouk (who is never named in the book).   488 more words

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