Monthly Archives: April 2013

Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman

This week I’ve been accidentally having a theme of ‘The Friday Project’ – they published Caroline Smailes’ The Drowning of Arthur Braxton and this, Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman. I really like Kaufman’s stuff, and have previously talked about loving … Continue reading

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The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes

Arthur Braxton is unloved – his mum left the family, his dad had a breakdown and is barely looking after himself, let alone Arthur, and he gets beaten up and teased at school.  All in all, life is pretty crap.  … Continue reading

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Books I didn’t like…but you might

I tried, I really tried, to have a clearout of books to make way for my newest purchases but I only managed to get rid of four.  Four out of about 250. I don’t like having a lot of possessions … Continue reading

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Short Stories for Breakfast

I have shamelessly stolen this from Steph at Bella’s Bookshelves  because it’s an awesome idea – having a short story for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner. Whatever fits). It’s a great way to squeeze in a little extra reading and, … Continue reading

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Naive.Super by Erlend Loe

Naïve. Super is told from the point of view of a (very young) 25-year old trying to find meaning in his life after quitting university, his job and flat.  He moves into his brother’s flat while he’s away and tries … Continue reading

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Magda by Meike Ziervogel

Meike Ziervogel founded the excellent Peirene Press, and this, her debut novel, is published by Salt Publishing.  I pretty much totally trust Salt’s tastes, so a book published by them, authored by the founder of another publisher I love, meant … Continue reading

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