A TOUCH OF LOVE – By Jonathan Coe

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A TOUCH OF LOVE By Jonathan Coe I should begin by saying that I am a great fan of Jonathan Coe and am fascinated by his evolution as a writer. Traditionally, writers whose style changes significantly as they get older, tend to move from a more to less traditional format as they experiment and push […]

RIDDLEY WALKER – By Russell Hoban

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RIDDLEY WALKER By Russell Hoban Dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction ha become a specific genre of fiction, producing a number of exceptional book in recent years – The Pesthouse, by Jim Crace, and The Book of Dave by Will Self are two impressive examples. The latter is not alone in recognizing its debt to a lesser-known novel […]

THEN – By Julie Myerson

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THEN By Julie Myerson   I feel uneasy with books that create the worst possible, most desperate situations and then imagine the appalling ways people in those situations might behave. THEN is a book of this kind, written by someone who has achieved a certain notoriety for having converted her teenage son’s drug addiction into […]

THE LOST COSMONAUT – By Daniel Kalder

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THE LOST COSMONAUT By Daniel Kalder “This is my favourite travel book.. I should perhaps qualify that statement by saying I am not a great fan of the genre, for reasons I cannot really explain, although I think it is connected to my own feelings about the reliability of personal accounts – they are a […]