Boyd’s career consists of an endless flow of stories in the great realist tradition, with strong plots, well-rounded characters, and written in a language that anyone can understand.
Clues, maps and unlikely disguises: all narrated in majestic Ondaatjean style.
Rosen has the knack of instantly grabbing your attention.
I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son and The Seven Good Years may two more books by middle-class, middle-aged men, but the journeys they undertake are profound.
Anthony Horowitz and David Lagercrantz have produced two crime novels that stick to the tried and tested formulas.
The author’s new novel J confounds one’s expectations but confirms Jacobson’s reputation.