Marek Krajewski – Death In Breslau
Mike Nicol – Payback
Joe R Lansdale – Incident On And Off A Mountain Road
Doug Johnstone – Smokeheads
Jonathan Franzen – Freedom
William McIlvanney – Laidlaw
James Lee Burke – Swan Peak
Gerald Seymour – Harry’s Game
Eight books read in the month, which is below my target of ten, plus one was a novella type - long short story which I dropped in to keep my batting average up!
Lansdale and James Lee Burke, I have read before, but all the others were new to me.
Krajewski, Lansdale and Burke were all disappointing to a greater or lesser degree.
Franzen and Johnstone were enjoyable without setting the world on fire.
McIlvanney and Seymour were top notch, but Mike Nicol’s Payback blew me away and was my pick of the month.