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Sharif Gemie reviews Turf Wars (2) Olivier Norek

Sharif Gemie reviews for BookBlast, Turf Wars, the second of Olivier Norek’s true-grit Captain Coste trilogy set in the banlieues of Paris. Spiralling Upwards Norek has an unusual C.V. Born in Toulouse in 1975, he […]

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Review Men Don’t Cry, Faïza Guène

Faïza Guène’s Men Don’t Cry (Un homme, ça ne pleure pas) is imbued with her hallmark humour and heightened sensitivity, deftly rendered into English by Sarah Ardizzone. Mourad’s family is struggling with exile and integration. […]

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Sharif Gemie reviews Beirut 2020 The Collapse of a Civilization, Charif Majdalani

Remember the Great Fear of March 2020? Remember the empty supermarket shelves, stripped bare of pasta, loo-rolls and flour? Many Brits feared that this was the End of Civilization as We Know It, like in […]

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Review Rosy & John & the Paris Crime Files, Pierre Lemaitre

Pierre Lemaitre, acknowledged master of #FrenchNoir, is the Prix Goncourt-winning French novelist and screenwriter behind the Paris Crime Files a.k.a. Verhœven series. He is brought to English-language readers by the publisher behind Stieg Larsson, Henning […]