Monthly Archives: January 2012

East of Acre Lane – Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle’s second novel, from 2001, is a vivid, brooding depiction of Brixton in early 1981 in the weeks leading up to the riots. The posse at the heart of this novel are a bunch of unemployed black youths just … Continue reading

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Post Everything – Luke Haines

Back in the 90s, the britpop wars saw every tabloid and their easily led readers arguing over who was best: Oasis or Blur.  Those who believed themselves cooler than that pointed out the ‘correct’ answer should be Pulp. The truly … Continue reading

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2012

I didn’t make New Year’s Resolutions as such, but I’ve been thinking about plans for this blog in coming months. Firstly, I hope to post more frequently and in more depth.  I am pleased with several reviews already on here … Continue reading

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The Best Books of 2011

You know when you don’t think you’ve been keeping up to date, then you make a list? That was 2011. The year at least half a dozen of my favourite authors brought out new books I was desperate to read … Continue reading

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