Fiction

As always, we have another eclectic mix of fiction for you, and hopefully not too late to add to your own Christmas lists or give. (Don’t forget our affiliate links to The Book Depository, which has (almost) worldwide free P&P as well as keen prices.) Other Languages: 33 Revolutions is …

BookBuzz (Issue 13)

The Eds Discuss.. Three Years of Shiny – Can you believe how fast they’ve gone? We can’t, as we look back over the past 13 editions… The Return of the Shiny Advent Quiz – You know you can’t help yourself! Interviews Q & A with Stef Penney – discussing her new novel, Under A …

Fiction

Our Fiction section this issue may not have quite our usual number of reviews, but it’s still far-ranging, including a couple of novels new in paperback that we missed when originally published. Contemporary Life and Past Times: Paul Kingsnorth’s novel Beast is a sequel of sorts to The Wake, but …

FICTION

We think a good book read at the right time is the perfect read, whatever the season!  Our summer fiction list therefore features our usual blend of all kinds of novel, including plenty in translation. Contemporary and 20th C life: The suspenseful Before the Fall by Noah Hawley is set …

Fiction

With the exception of SF this issue (we’d love to find some more regular SF reviewers, contact us if interested), we otherwise have a rather splendid mix of recent novels to tempt you with. They are categorised below, or alphabetically listed in the menu. We have a particularly strong batch …

Fiction

Contemporary Dramas: Citizens by Kevin Curran examines the legacy of the Easter Rising on the youth of Dublin today. The Cold War of the 1960s is the setting for Helen Dunmore’s latest novel Exposure, and the hot summer of 1976 provides fertile ground for Joanna Cannon’s debut novel – The …

Fiction

We have a bumper crop of contemporary novels, crime and thrillers for you this issue, including a good batch of paperbacks, and a sprinkling of other fare.  Despite this imbalance we’re sure something will catch your eye… Contemporary Novels:  Asking for It by Louise O’Neill is a YA novel for …

BookBuzz

Poetry Competition Winner – huge congratulations to Sharon Black! Poetry Competition Runners-Up – so many wonderful poems that we have five runners-up rather than just the two we’d planned. The Last of the Bowmans and Black Humour – author J Paul Henderson tells us about the origins of his hilarious …

Fiction

As always, our Fiction section contains a bit of everything – we hope there is something for everyone in our selection here… Crime and thriller fans are well looked after with new novels by Sophie Hannah, Julie Wassmer and Nicci French; new Scandi-crime with the continuation of Stieg Larssen’s millennium …