Book Review: Dead Souls

14 months ago I read and enthusiastically reviewed Angela Marsons’ Lost Girls. Her plot was so gripping, her story so well told, that I promptly got hold of two…


Book Review: Rather be the Devil

John Rebus is back in Rather be the Devil along with several characters from earlier novels, including DI Siobhan Clarke, and former Complaints Department chief…


John Safran’s Muslim Jamboree

John Safran has spent more than two decades flourishing in the weird fringes of Australian pop culture, often going to darkly comic extremes in the process. So …


Book Review: Blood Sweep

It is some time since I reviewed a new book by Steven Havill in his justly celebrated Posadas County series. This is most unfair of me. I have been a devoted Ha…


Book Review: Insane Clown President

How did America, and the world, end up with Donald Trump as President of the United States? It’s a question that will likely be asked ad nauseam until the end o…


Book Review: The Nix

Like Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections and Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, The Nix (by Writers’ Week–bound author Nathan Hill) has had a certain hype surro…