One of my favourites gets some love for a great new memoir.
"in an age when so much of what we call literature is no more than a lullaby for all that lies sleeping on the Big Comfy Couch, his writing embraces risk, even danger, both in the social and personal realms. He names fears, he names vulnerabilities, he names personal indulgences of the sort that most writers are well content to bypass in print - indeed, would be embarrassed to address. He names names."
I always read well enough, but when I was in my early 20s, I read David Gilmour's first two novels; Back on Tuesday and How Boys See Girls. After that, reading meant more than everything else, and it's down to him for that.
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