THE DARKEST HEART by Dan Smith

THE DARKEST HEART Dan Smith (www.dansmithsbooks.com) Orion Books (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £12.99 Having fled the slums of Rio de Janeiro as a much younger man, Zico now lives in a small town on the banks of Brazil’s Araguaia River. Here, Zico finds friendship and love and decides that Piratinga is the perfect place to settle down. Zico […]

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#CarrieAt40: Bringing the Weird Home by MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH

MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH On the web: http://www.michaelmarshallsmith.com On Twitter: @ememess There’s no doubt that horror fiction — and commercial fiction in general — would have been very different without the novel Carrie. Of course there were writers who’d blazed the trail — Richard Matheson and Ira Levin are two obvious examples — but in terms […]

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The 2012 Round-Up

It’s that time of the year again when the “best of the year” lists start to appear. Not wanting to be left out, and because I had some fun with it last year, I’ve decided to do another round-up, and remind everyone what my top ten (or so) books of 2012 are. THE ROUND-UP By […]

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The 2011 Round-Up

As the end of the year approaches, I have decided to break from the straightforward review posts that have populated Reader Dad to date, to do a brief round-up of the year’s reading, including my Top 10 of 2011 and my Most Disappointing of 2011. THE ROUND-UP If you have checked out my newly-added Reading […]

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THE HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz

THE HOUSE OF SILK Anthony Horowitz (anthonyhorowitz.com) Orion (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £18.99 Released: 1st November Anthony Horowitz is, perhaps, best known by a certain generation of young boys as the man behind the popular Alex Rider series of books. It is, I think, less well-known that he is also the man behind some of the most popular […]

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THE CUT by George Pelecanos

THE CUT George Pelecanos (www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/georgepelecanos) Orion Books (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £12.99 Released:25th August 2011 Another week, another shameful secret here at Reader Dad: The Cut – the first book in a new series featuring private investigator Spero Lucas – is the first George Pelecanos book I’ve read. With that out of the way, let’s get on with […]

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KILLER MOVE by Michael Marshall

KILLER MOVE Michael Marshall (michaelmarshallsmith.com) Orion (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £12.99 Michael Marshall is something of a cult writer. His first three novels, as well as the vast majority of his short stories, were published under the name Michael Marshall Smith and were mainly classified as science fiction (the novels) and horror (the stories). In 2002 he dropped […]

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