Friday, 18 February 2011

Tim Willocks: Green River Rising

"Green River Rising is a stunner - and maybe the best prison novel ever"

James Ellroy

I don't normally give much credence to what one author says about another - it's usually overblown and/or anodyne - but in this case Ellroy may just be telling the truth.

Tim Willocks

tim willocks writer novelist review Tim Willocks has had a rather more interesting life than the average novelist - which probably explains why his writing is so distinctive. As a doctor to drug addicts and the criminally insane he's had the chance to research the depths; in his writing he plumbs those depths to produce works of power and hardness.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

BBC Books Season

great expectations david lean Hallelujah! The BBC has discovered books. Long after the literary landscape on UK terrestrial TV was abandoned bar Richard and Judy's choices, finally we have some potentially decent programmes on the way.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Ross Thomas: Yellow-Dog Contract

"Shit, I never thought about killing myself," Murfin said and I believed him. He doubtless lumped suicide with devil worship, witchcraft, animal sodomy, group therapy and other wicked pursuits that he felt to be crimes against both man and nature.