Neil Rathmell – writer

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Tag Archives: realist fiction

Going to hell with Chester Himes

The hero of Lonely Crusade, the last of the realist novels Chester Himes wrote before he created his own brand of surreal crime fiction, is not a hero until the … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Reader’s Diary, 28 January 2015

I finally got round to reading a book that has been sitting on my shelves waiting to be read for just under forty-nine years. I bought my second-hand, War Economy … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment