Review – The Killing of a Bank Manager by Paul Kavanagh


This brilliant, uncategorisable novel, is proof if it were needed that indie publishers can kick the mainstream competition’s arses, in quality if not in sales. Hats off to Honest Publishing as well as the author. 

This feels like the kind of thing James Joyce would’ve been dabbling in if he were alive today.

Review – Gods Without Men (the audiobook) by Hari Kunzru 


Gods Without Men is a strange and wonderful book. But don’t take my word for it – take Douglas Coupland’s (which goes as far as coining a new literary term, Translit). 

In my view, the importance Coupland attaches to Kunzru’s work is entirely justified. 

My only PS is that it’s well worth tracking down the audiobook version. It’s very well produced, with its contrasting narrative strands performed by six ideally-suited voices. 
Great book, great recording. 

New ebook – Ambi & Anpsi and Other Stories by Lochlan Bloom


First of all, it’s great to be launching a new book through Philistine Press – our first in over a year. It’s a short story collection by the hugely talented Lochlan Bloom.  

Ambi & Anspi and Other Stories is described as: “Six starting stories, blending everyday life with horror, suspense and a touch of Kafka.”

Download it for free here.