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Book Review, June 2011
John Le Carré - China Miévile - Alan Gibbons - Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd
Our Kind of Traitor
John Le Carré
Set during the advent of the credit crunch, John Le Carré's latest novel elegantly and entertainingly exposes the gangsterism at the heart of capitalism.
China Miéville's previous novel explores a version of London filled with magic and madness - and of course, the titular squid.
An Act of Love
Chris and Imran were best friends when they were both seven years old. But by 2011 one is serving as a soldier in Afghanistan, and the other is a potential jihadi recruit. Will their friendship survive?
A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd
How do you come to terms with the loss of a loved one? In this novel for young adults, a monster appears in Conor's back garden. What it demands is the most dangerous thing of all - the truth.
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