There's a reason why it's always best to wait until the very end of the year to announce your best reads - in last few days you might read a cracker of a book. And that's precisely what I've just done. Michael Russell's The City of Shadows is a brilliant debut novel set in Dublin and Danzig in 1934/35 that scores highly on every level - plotting, sense of place, historical contextualisation, characterization. A really great read. I'll post a full review tomorrow.
My posts this week:
Review of The Black Box by Michael Connelly
Review of Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
Bosch, Rebus and Maxine
Review of The Information by James Gleick
Soon to be relaxing at the Diggers Rest Hotel
Preparing for the turkey shoot