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The Alchemist’s Mind edited by David Miller

The Alchemist’s Mind: a Book of Narrative Prose by Poets, edited by David Miller with Ken Edwards Reality Street, paperback, 272 pages ISBN: 978-1874400585, £13.50   Chris Woolfrey   It might seem strange to dedicate a review largely to a book’s  introduction. But given that The Alchemist’s Mind totals 258 pages, in which the longest piece is 15 pages and the introduction (also quoted on … Continue reading The Alchemist’s Mind edited by David Miller

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Report: Faber Poets at Dulwich Books: Christopher Reid and Sam Riviere

Faber Poets at Dulwich Books: Christopher Reid and Sam Riviere Tuesday 23rd October, 7.30 pm (www.dulwichbooks.co.uk) Julia Askew If a little bookshop in West Dulwich is not much associated in your mind with exciting literary events, it should be. Dulwich Books won London’s Independent Bookshop of the Year thanks in part to the many literary events they host, and last night was of particular interest … Continue reading Report: Faber Poets at Dulwich Books: Christopher Reid and Sam Riviere

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Sound by T.M.Wolf

Sound by T.M. Wolf Paperback, Faber and Faber, 2012 384 pages, ISBN: 978-0571272273, £14.99 George Potts   T.M. Wolf’s debut novel Sound is a case of a conventional plot offset by a highly unconventional form. Cincy Styles returns to his New Jersey home having dropped out of graduate school, a burned-out philosophy student whose academic dreams have fallen apart. He takes a job for the … Continue reading Sound by T.M.Wolf

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The Stone Thrower by Adam Marek

The Stone Thrower By Adam Marek Comma Press, Paperback, 170 pages. ISBN: 978-1905583508 £7.95   Scott Morris   As an opening sentence, “My son’s Tamagotchi had AIDs” reads like one of Noel Fielding’s one-liners. You’d therefore expect ‘Tamagotchi’ to be a crassly provocative and tactless story, stretching its conceit to the breaking point of good taste and good writing. Instead, Adam Marek presents a controlled, … Continue reading The Stone Thrower by Adam Marek