Wednesday, 2 June 2021

David Peace's immersive and compelling Tokyo Trilogy reaches its conclusion with Tokyo Redux, perhaps the best of the three novels Here's my piece in the Literary Review

Friday, 14 May 2021

Alan Judd's A Fine Madness is a taut and ingenious thriller about the mysterious death of Christopher Marlowe in a rooming-house brawl in 1593. Here's my review in the Spectator

Thursday, 6 May 2021

 I reviewed Sam Byers' fearless and unsettling new novel, Come Join Our Disease, in the Spectator

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Here's my review of Louise Kennedy's superbly accomplished debut collection of short stories, The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac, in the Guardian

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Kamel Daoud's follow up to The Meursault Investigation is an exhilarating novel about language, fathers and post-colonial Algeria. Here's my review of Zabor or the Psalms in the TLS

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Here's my review of Lisa Harding's intense and unnerving second novel, Bright Burning Things, in the Guardian

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Alan Warner's ninth novel, Kitchenly 434, is set in the country house of a 70s rock star, and is by turns bizarre, funny and compulsively readable. Here's my review in the Literary Review