I actually read more than this in February, but one is an unpublished manuscript and the other I’m saving for a March review, so here’s my very short list of what I officially recommend from my reading during the very short month of February.
|The Roving Party||Rohan Wilson||YEA. If you’ve read all the Cormac McCarthy and now need something else to read. Also if you like gritty historical fiction.|
|Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me||Tom Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Marquez||YEA. If you like tomandlorenzo.com, you’ll like the book.|
|We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves||Karen Joy Fowler||YEA. Just terrific.|
|Harvest||Jim Crace||MAYBE. Short-listed for the 2013 Booker Prize, and you can see why, (excellent writing & characterization) but at risk of outing myself as a culturally bankrupt idiot, I confess that it just didn’t speak to me personally.|
|Little Face||Sophie Hannah||NAY. If you like thrillers, there are better books out there.|
|Long Lankin||Lindsey Barraclough||MAYBE. If you want something genuinely scary and don’t need much else.|
|Grasshopper Jungle||Andrew Smith||YEA. Do you like awesome books about man-eating praying mantises, being a really horny teenager, and the shittiness of war and bigotry? Of course you do. Read this book.|