Dwelling by Richard Makin

dwelling Richard Makin Reality Street, Papberback, 672 pages, 978-1-874400-53-0, £17.50 Karina Jakubowicz Context is everything when it comes to reading Richard Makin’s dwelling. To do as I did and approach the text with no knowledge of its background will almost certainly result in hours of tedium peppered with bewilderment. The book as an object is inoffensive enough, being the size of a solid doorstep and suggesting … Continue reading Dwelling by Richard Makin


The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers Patrick deWitt Granta Books, Paperback, 272 pages, ISBN 1847083188 12.99 Chris Woolfrey Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers is a historical novel, in that it’s set in 19th century America, but it is not one in that it doesn’t need to be. Aside from regular, charming and amusing references to the  use of the newly-marketed tooth brush  – and one which the writer, … Continue reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt