City on Fire

  Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut novel weighs in at a doorstopping 902 pages. But it’s one of the quickest 900 pages you’ll ever read. Set mainly in 70’s New York during the advent of punk and flashing forward and backward in time it is an evocative piece of work which manages to make the seedy …

The Best Loved Game

To the uninitiated the sport of cricket must seem like a gigantic incomprehensible chess game played in slow motion. It’s a game that can last for up to five days and still end in a draw. Those days by the way are very much days; starting at 11 and ending with the last light fades …