Eleven: A Novel by Mark Watson

[rating=3] It takes a certain kind of person to laugh at the world, professionally. I have never met a truly happy, or even upbeat comedian; they’re all clowns, crying on the inside. ‘Eleven’ is definitely a book that is crying on the inside, despite its cartoony, Dilbert-esque cover. Ignore the back-cover précis that suggests you’ll […]

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

[rating=3] Do you enjoy anti-heroes, scoundrels, vengeance and blood? If so, huzzah! ‘The Lies of Locke Lamora’ is for you. It’s a boys-own adventure, the stuff of campfire legends. Tintin and Ocean’s Eleven and James Bond rolled into one. A Big Fish story, figuratively and literally, in that it is both crammed full of large […]