Books of the Month

Books of the Month

Dark tales for dark times… 

Welcome to this our choices for February’s Books of the Month!

Recently adapted for film, here we have Stephen McGeagh’s stunning debut novel, Habit. Ramsay Campbell called the book ‘A raw slice of urban menace as immediate as a dangerous night out on the town.’ Set in present-day Manchester, Michael divides his time between the job centre and the pub. A chance meeting with Lee, an introduction to her ‘Uncle’ Ian, and a heavy night on the lash lead to a job working the door at a Northern Quarter massage parlour. Next, we have Ian Parkinson’s unforgettable debut, The Beginning of the End. Visiting Thailand to marry a sex worker, Raymond is informed that his father’s body has been discovered in an isolated villa on the Belgian coast. While his bride embarks on a career in the Dutch and German porn industries, Raymond moves into the villa with the intention of renovating the property. Life by the sea, however, does not go according to plan. Finally, another gorgeous debut from Christopher Prendergast, Septembers. As we meet Matt, lying across the backseat of his on/off girlfriend’s car, he begins a long confession. It starts with wrestling moves and continues past statue fires, reaching bomb threats and assault via episodes in the life of Franz von Papen, the Chancellor of interwar Germany. Piece by piece, Matt presents us with a map of his failures. Or is he part of some grander, universal fuck-up?

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