‘Roddy Doyle by way of Smith & Jones’ – Two More Pints by Roddy Doyle

- So what’s your problem?

– I suppose my problem is: I feel like he doesn’t take himself seriously enough.

– Isn’t that a good thing?

– It is a good thing.

– So what’s your problem then?

– I feel like – every idea he has becomes a book.

Posted at 4:58 am on September 16, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

‘A fantastic character study with masterful dialogue and descriptions’ – Their Lips Talk of Mischief by Alan Warner

‘What’s particularly note-worthy, though, and what you’ll likely take away from the book, isn’t the setting or the plot, but how he brings Douglas, Llewellyn and Aoife to life – no mean feat, as we say, since he’s hampered himself with a pair of Withnail-alike ne’er-do-wells, and it takes some doing to lift that hopeless-arty-loser stereotype and craft a pair of memorable individuals out of them. Lou, in particular, is a triumph’ – Valerie O’Riordan reviews Alan Warner’s Their Lips Talk of Mischief

Posted at 4:36 am on September 15, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading


Coming soon on Bookmunch

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Shark by Will Self

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon



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