Adrian Slatcher Online

Adrian Slatcher writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and lives in Manchester.


I regularly review novels (both old and new) I have read on my other blog,

With 100 reviews done to date – I’ve started a new list for 2018.

2018 Reviews

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
Cal by Bernard Maclaverty 
Sky Hooks by Neil Campbell
A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman 
Farewell, my Lovely by Raymond Chandler 
The Viaduct by David Wheldon 
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills

2014-7 Reviews

Stoner by John Williams 
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Harvest by Jim Crace
The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
First Novel by Nicholas Royle
Books by Charlie Hill
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
The Circle by David Eggers
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
Black Dogs by  Ian McEwan
Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Revival by Stephen King
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
The Beginning of the End by Ian Parkinson
Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth
The First Bad Man by Miranda July

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey

Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair
Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula le Guin
The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills
The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow
The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
The Pyramid by William Golding
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates 
10:04 by Ben Lerner 
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Cop Hater by Ed McBain
Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West 
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
1974 by David Peace
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Dwarves of Death by Jonathan Coe


2009-2013 Reviews

The City and the City by China Mieville
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Clear by Nicola Barker
Wonder Boys by Micheal Chabon
Solstice by Joyce Carol Oates
The Ghost by Robert Harris
Indignation by Philip Roth
The Wind Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobsen
A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee
Children of the Sun by Max Schaefer
The Ebony Tower by John Fowles
The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
Vault by David Rose
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Albert Angelo by B.S. Johnson
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
11.22.63 by Stephen King
Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
Capital by John Lanchester
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon 
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hungry, the Stars and Everything by Emma Jane Unsworth
The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
Hawthorn & Child by Keith Ridgway
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story (biog of David Foster Wallace) by D.T. Max
NW by Zadie Smith
Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano
The Space Between Things by Charlie Hill
Holophin by Luke Kennard
The Engagement by Chloe Hooper
Entertaining Strangers by Jonathan Taylor
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald
Opposed Positions by Gwendoline Riley
Pure by Andrew Miller
Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno
Autobiography by Morrissey
If This is Home by Stuart Evers

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