Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Wow. Did not see that coming.
Cormac McCarthy: Child of God. Not for the faint of heart.
Ian McEwan: The Children Act. In fine form.
Martin Amis: The Zone of Interest. Don’t know what to say. Michael Hofmann does:
Thomas Harding: Hanns and Rudolf. Fascinating.
Rainald Goetz: Johann Holtrop. Not for me. DNF.
Vikram Chandra: Geek Sublime. A bit too clever for me.
David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks. Incredible. nobody else could pull this off.
Bernhard Schlink. Die gordische Schleife. Unterhaltsame Räuberpistole.
Stefan Zweig: Schachnovelle. Gemischt.
Edward St. Aubyn: Never Mind. Bad News. Some Hope. Mother’s Milk. At Last. All five books very good, and surprisingly different from each other.
Chris Hadfield: You Are Here. Pretty great. If only the pictures were sharper.
Richard Ford: Let Me Be Frank With You. Incredibly good.
Patrick Modiano: Place Etoile. Very impressive. Incredible for a 21 year old.
Richard Flanagan: The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Very impressive.
Phil Klay: Redeployment. Strong stuff.
Tim Moore: Gironimo. Fun. Maybe a bit long.