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READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Mark West

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David Means Hystopia (Faber and Faber) I keep telling people this was my favourite novel of the year. 2016 was, among other things, a year of Sixties novels. I’m constantly on the lookout for these… Continue reading

THE HUSTLER ABIDES: JONATHAN LETHEM’S ‘A GAMBLER’S ANATOMY’

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Jonathan Lethem A Gambler’s Anatomy (Doubleday, 2016) by Mark Bresnan Jonathan Lethem is much cooler than me. I admit that without bitterness or sarcasm. Reading Lethem’s novels and essays sometimes feels like snooping through the… Continue reading

2013: Reads of the Year – Mark West

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Three American novels blew me away this year: A.M. Homes May We Be Forgiven (2013, Granta) A masterclass in form and technique, Homes’s novel has the driest narrative voice I’ve read in a while: deadpan,… Continue reading

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