Time for a round-up of what was happening on this blog in April.
Book of the Month
I meant to read it last year, but never got around to it; and I should have done, because it’s excellent. Mike Thomas’s debut novel Pocket Notebook is a brilliant study of a policeman’s life spinning out of control, and a superb piece of writing. I can’t wait to see what Thomas comes up with next; I’ll be following his writing career with great interest.
- Pocket Notebook by Mike Thomas [*****]
- ‘The Silver Wind’ by Nina Allan [***½]
- Told in Silence by Rebecca Connell [***½]
- Exiled by Shireen Jilla [***½]
- A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan [***]
- Everything I Found on the Beach by Cynan Jones [***]
- Version 43 by Philip Palmer [**]
- Declare by Tim Powers [**]