Thursday, August 1, 2013

July reviews

A good month of reading, with three standout reads from Alan Glynn, William McIlvanney and Gene Kerrigan, with Kevin McCarthy not far behind.  Difficult to pick a book of the month from those three but I'm going for Little Criminals.  A wonderful, dark tale set in Ireland just prior to the crash.

Cripple Creek by James Sallis ***.5
The Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse by Victor Gischler ***
The Maze of Cadiz by Aly Monroe ***.5
Laidlaw by William McIlvanney *****
Graveland by Alan Glynn *****
Dead Man's Time by Peter James ***
Irregulars by Kevin McCarthy ****.5
The Deal by Michael Clifford ***
Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett ***
Little Criminals by Gene Kerrigan *****


1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

You have had some great reads, Rob. Thanks for the summing up.