Art Garfunkel famously keeps track of the books he has read since 1968. As of writing this, the count is 1327 (he does not add a review). I thought I could do something similar but I am adding short reviews of books as I read them, and I rake my brain over what I read over the last decades. This is, evidently, a work-in-progress: there are 467 reviews so far. Titles marked with a * are particular favorites.


Laura Wilson: The Riot

The end of the DI Stratton series it seems, and a fitting epitaph that chronicles the 1958 Notting Hill riots (as also covered in Colin MacInnes’ Absolute Beginners). Rightly points out that Oswald Mosley and his ilk had more than a small hand in the events. But we lose so much of the rich fabric of personal relations that made the previous volumes ao alive: it is if Ms Wilson has lost interest in the DI Stratton?