The 2015 Round-Up

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year that has been. As is now “traditional”, I’ll be using this post to talk about my favourite books of the year, but first a quick blast through some of the non-bookish stuff that happened in the past […]

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STALLO by Stefan Spjut

STALLO Stefan Spjut Translated by Susan Beard Faber & Faber (www.faber.co.uk) £14.99 In the summer of 1978 young Marcus Brodin disappears from the cabin he is sharing with his mother in the remote woods of central Sweden. His mother claims he was taken by a giant, but her reliance on prescription drugs makes her an […]

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DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY by Tom Bouman

DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY Tom Bouman (www.drybonesinthevalley.com) Faber & Faber (www.faber.co.uk) £7.99 Henry Farrell is the law in the small northern Pennsylvania rural township of Wild Thyme. On a routine visit to Aub Dunigan, Henry finds a partially dismembered body on a remote part of the old man’s land. When the township’s bad boy, […]

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