Jonathan recommends

Jonathan recommends.

Some recent books that I have read and loved.

The Painter's Friend-Howard Cunnell
The Painter’s Friend
by Howard Cunnell
Picador hardcover

This is a great novel and unlike almost anything else published in the UK this year – or last for that matter. Art and class meet with commerce and gentrification. The Irish Times has already called it one of the books of the year. The Financial Times, to an updated Robin Hood.

£16.99Add to cart

Razorblade Tears-S.A. Cosby
Razorblade Tears
by S.A. Cosby
Hodder hardcover

The follow up to Blacktop Wasteland, one the debut crime novels of last year. A belter.

£18.99Add to cart

When These Mountains Burn-David Joy
When These Mountains Burn
by David Joy
Andre Deutsch hardcover

David Joy is one of my favourite contemporary American writers and this is a terrific crime and circumstance novel, see above.

£14.99Add to cart

The Weekend-Charlotte Wood
The Weekend
by Charlotte Wood
Weidenfeld and Nicolson hardcover

One of my favourite novels of last year when it was published in hardback. Tough love in abundance. Very much Elizabeth Strout territory.

£14.99Add to cart

Bitter Wash Road-Garry Disher
Bitter Wash Road
by Garry Disher
Profile paperback

I love this series of novels by Garry Disher, of which this is the first of three published in this country. Australian outback noir, that gets better with each one.

£8.99Add to cart

Godspeed-Nickolas Butler
by Nickolas Butler
Faber hardcover

Nickolas Butler is one of the great storytellers of contemporary blue collar America and this book, sharing a gene or two with the Treasure of The Sierra Madre is his best book yet.

£14.99Add to cart

Max Porter

Quick intro here….

The Death Of Francis Bacon-Max Porter
The Death Of Francis Bacon
by Max Porter
Lanny-Max Porter
by Max Porter
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Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
by Max Porter