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Not The Booker Prize Reviews

Not The Booker Prize Reviews

Ada Wilson’s Red Army Faction Blues made it to the longlist for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize. In order to get on the shortlist it needed people to write a review and to vote for it. It’s wasn’t the most elegant of processes, and in fact many people couldn’t master the technology, but plenty [...]

Carpet Burns Reviews

Carpet Burns Reviews

‘This is a fascinating and unique book about a unique and fascinating life. Memoirs are made of this.’ – David Quantick
‘Oh my God! Every band is the same. I couldn’t put it down.’ – Peter Hook
‘A cool as f**k memoir. There’s no overriding sense of bitterness or regret in [Hingley's] eminently readable memoirs,  a first-hand [...]

Everything Now Reviews

Everything Now Reviews

Reviews for Steve McKevitt’s Everything Now.
‘The author has especially telling insights into how advertising and marketing attempts to sway us from one product towards another, near identical one. Read this before you shell out for a new, ever-so slightly shinier mobile phone or pay a premium for anything that goes out of its way to [...]

Rites Reviews

Rites Reviews

‘A compelling and provocative multi-stranded narrative with a high-concept hook, this is a story told in many voices which is always risky but Coulombeau pulls it off beautifully. In a further challenge to the reader, the novel also comes down on the side of there being no such thing as objective truth when it comes [...]

Reviews for Even The Rain

Reviews for Even The Rain

Reviews for Even The Rain
‘Bollaín and Laverty offer a cutting, self-critical analysis of their medium while finding an honest and effective perspective on history’  – Time Out
‘This smart fable stars Gael García Bernal as a heartthrob Herzog’ – The Guardian
‘Sharply directed and superbly written, this is a thought provoking and emotionally engaging political [...]

Red Army Faction Blues Reviews

Red Army Faction Blues Reviews

A selection of reviews of Red Army Faction Blues.

A selection of reviews of Red Army Faction Blues.
‘As a work of historical fiction, Wilson’s prose is artfully light of touch where exposition is concerned. Concise summaries of ideas—from Situationism to the writings of Marcuse—fit naturally into the dialogue of his young revolutionary characters, [...]

The Invisible Village – Reviews

The Invisible Village – Reviews

‘Thanks to Alam’s ability to weave individual stories into one coherent protagonist, there’s enough here to give even the most elusive Whitehall cost-cutter a chance to understand what it is to be a community. We, the imagined society, are left to ponder in a world of austerity what we have in abundance – our rich [...]

Reviews for Away From the Light of Day

Reviews for Away From the Light of Day

‘A very revealing look at the cultural traditions and – to western eyes at least – the superstitions that make up the nuts and bolts of Malian life.’ – Total Music Magazine
‘It’s Amadou who narrates the bulk of the tale, explaining Malian quirks and traditions with an amusing directness, and conveying his love for Mariam [...]

Made in Bradford Reviews

Made in Bradford Reviews

‘A riveting collection of interviews with British-Pakistani men of all ages discussing drugs, forced marriages, family-life, faith and where home lies. Honest and unsentimental, it’s an impressive excersize in sociology and a terrific read. This, too, is modern England.’ – Mslexia
‘One of the most important books to ever come out of Bradford.’ – Bradford T&A
‘A [...]

Reviews for The Route Book at Bedtime

Reviews for The Route Book at Bedtime

‘Adult bedtime books don’t come much better than this. The manner in which each story carries such bountiful emotion over only a few pages makes this an ideal bedtime companion.’ – The Big Issue in the North
‘This collection shows the versatility of the form with little vignettes of life that are funny, poignant and stuffed [...]

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