Saturday, February 18, 2006

Paul Collins has uncannily good taste

in books, or at least taste highly congruent with my own: check out his essay in the Voice on Patrick Hamilton's Hangover Square. This is actually a book I haven't read but have been trying to get hold of for a while now (I can't remember where I first saw the recommendation, but it was from someone on the Derek Raymond/Iain Sinclair axis of likings), now I can just order this lovely Europa reissue from Amazon (here's the Europa site)


  1. Oh, it's amazing. I wrote a Spec column about it last year when I was abroad; it first came to my attention when I read one of Nick Hornby's columns for the Believer. When I wrote it, the book was out-of-print here in the States, but it seems to be back in publication according to Amazon.


  2. Thanks for posting this, Jenny. This book has been sitting in my to-be-read pile since I pulled out of the mailbox a few weeks ago.