‘A blast from start to finish’ – Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Reading Seconds feels cool (like if you were reading Seconds at a café in New York this afternoon, you might earn a raised chin from someone cooler than you walking by), and it’s nice feeling cool but, crucially, it doesn’t have that ‘oh I read this yesterday and liked it but now realise, a day later, that it’s actually vapid and shallow’ comedown that you sometimes get.

Posted at 7:22 am on August 20, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

‘A novel to be savoured’ – The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor

‘How do you explain what a fictional band sounds like? O’Connor does it exquisitely by letting us listen to the music of Robbie’s insecurities, his inability to see his own importance, and his all-consuming love for Fran. The genre, the keys, even the lyrics could be anything – what we all hear when a really great song comes on are those half-glimpsed recognitions Robbie talks about when he describes their friendship’ – Maia Nikitina reviews The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor

Posted at 9:10 am on August 19, 2014 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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