Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Latest book read: Superchickby Stephen J. Martin. This one was sent to me by a friend and is easily the best thing I've read in a while. It fits in a genre that seems to be entirely defined by British/Irish authors, in particular Nick Hornbyand early Roddy Doyle. For some reason, American and continental European authors haven't produced anything in this working class, humourous, naturalistic style. The most similar things I can think of by US authors are the lighter works of Elmore Leonard, Donald Westlake, or Carl Hiassenbut these are all in the mystery genre.

If you like any of the authors I listed above, check this one out. It actually had me laughing out loud a few times.

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