Monday, 15 September 2014

Bye Bye View From Here

My review of Elizabeth Forbes's novel, Who Are You? is now up at the View From Here Magazine.

This is my last review for the View From Here as the magazine will be shutting down in November. I have really enjoyed reviewing for them over the past three years and I will definitely miss the View From Here. I have read books ranging from teenage werewolves to families in Mexico, and Japanese girls heading to America for a new life. I have short story collections, novels, non fiction and bloody brilliant fiction.

One of my biggest joys of reviewing has been finding new favourite books like The Buddha in the Attic, Entertaining Strangers by Jonathan Taylor and Dead Man's Embers.

I also discovered And Other Stories Publishing, who produce fantastic books, ranging from translation from Mexican to Russian authors. Some of my favourites have been Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos and All Dogs Are Blue by Rodrigo De Souza Leao. They are a fantastic publisher and I am looking forward to reading more from them.

I have also ready tiny stories like Nik Perring's Beautiful Words.

Plus I read and reviewed Monkeys with Typewriters - this was the book that got me back into writing fiction again after a tough few years.

So bye bye The View From Here!

But don't worry, I haven't given up reviewing that easily! I am going to carry to reviewing on my blog and I have a fantastic to-read pile at the moment. Top of my pile is Victoria Hislop's The Sunshine, followed by Stay Up With Me by Tom Barbash, Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher and All the Days and Nights by Niven Govinden.

1 comment:

Mike French said...

We loved having you part of us - thanks for being so amazing :-)