Looking for some holiday reading? Here are eight of my book reviews that may prick your interest.
David Leavitt has always been an interesting short story and novella writer, here is a collection of three of his novellas that are more than worth a read.
I have always been fascinated by urban legends and so it appears has Scott Wood. This was the perfect read on my journey to and from work, on the London Underground..
For many years I lived in Notting Hill, London, where this novel is set, and it turns on the head the convention of the crime novel.
During the summer, I realised I had not read Ruth Rendell’s first novel, so I did. All great writers must start somewhere.
I first read this novel as a young teenager, when I found it very frightening. I reread it as an adult and found it uncomfortably disturbing. It is still thought-provoking now.
SPOILER: One of the best things Armistead Maupin has written.
So much true crime literature is sensationalist, moral-panic writing or just plain voyeuristic. This book isn’t and it is fascinating for being so.
SPOLIER: One of, if not the best novels Philip K Dick wrote.