Fuzzy Mud

Holes by Louis Sachar is one of my favourite books: perfect plot, beautifully written, great characters. So good and so different, in fact, that I didn't think he'd ever be able to repeat it. But Fuzzy Mud comes pretty close. Really pretty close. A story about bullying in school that turns into a creepy eco-threat …

Carrie’s War

One of those books I'd always heard of but never had a chance to read. I found it a little heavy going, which made me realise how quickly styles can change. What might have seemed fast-paced in 1973 seems - to me, at least - a little slow now. That said, I'll be happy to …