A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is truly a jack of all trades, having spent his life doing an assortment of jobs, but he always retained a rather creative outlet.  He started his literary career with children’s books, many of which he illustrated himself.  He has also published a poetry collection and works on screenplays.  While he does haveContinue reading “A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon”

The Sweet-Shop Owner – Graham Swift

I love Graham Swift.  He is quite possibly my favorite (living) English author.  Waterland ranks in my top ten all-time favorites and for a bookslut, that says a lot.  I picked up a copy of his first novel, The Sweet-Shop Owner, when I was at a used bookstore.  It’s my favorite kind of used bookContinue reading “The Sweet-Shop Owner – Graham Swift”