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Authors’ Books of the Year

December 16th, 2014

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For our final newsletter of 2014, eleven of our authors have shared their best book of the year. The result is an eclectic mix of recommendations and an introduction to some writers...

Something beautiful in a flashbulb moment: the writing of Lester Bangs

December 16th, 2014

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Revolutionaries, heroes, anti-heroes and villains, and talentless geniuses: assistant editor Nick Sheerin on Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung, a collection of articles by legendary music writer Lester Bangs Sobering thought: punk kicked...

Lester Bangs playlist

December 16th, 2014

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I’m a realist. That’s why I listen to Lou Reed. And that’s why I idolize him. Because the things he wrote and sang and played in the Velvet Underground were for me...

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New Books

Glass

Glass

Huckleberry FinnmeetsCandide, but with added window cleaning -Glassis a charming, off-beat comedy ...

Cowboys and Indies

Cowboys and Indies

The definitive history of the music industry

The Winter War

The Winter War

The debut from Finland's answer to Jonathan Franzen - a funny, razor-sharp and truthful family drama...

Gun Street Girl

Gun Street Girl

The fourth in the Sean Duffy series by acclaimed crime writer Adrian McKinty. When Duffy grudgingly ...

No Man's Land

No Man's Land

International First World War fiction, from the trenches to the Home Front.

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

The essential writings of the greatest music writer of the twentieth, or any, century, reissued as a...