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Fiction

Vernon Subutex 3 Virginie Despentes Review

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Fiction

Bestseller Beka Adamashvili Review

Georgia de Chamberet reviews Bestseller out with Dedalus Books to accompany the interview with Beka Adamashvili & translator Tamara Japaridze for BookBlast Podcast series,  Bridging the Divide. An entertaining mocking of literary aspirations, Beka Adamashvili’s […]

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Fiction

Fox Anthony Gardner Review

BookBlast reviews Fox by Anthony Gardner, a fast-paced and entertaining topical satire on our surveillance society and the British government’s tendency to grovel to global superpowers. “Frank and Anna’s day was one of mixed fortunes. […]

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Top 5 French Reads IV Book Blast Presents

BookBlast’s top 5 French reads creating a buzz across the Channel is accompanied by bittersweet news. Over 600 small businesses have been destroyed or damaged in Paris alone since the yellow vests protests at the […]

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Non Fiction

The 10 Worst of Everything Sam Jordison Review

BookBlast reviews Sam Jordison’s The 10 Worst of Everything: The Big Book of Bad, a compelling source of alternative general knowledge We live in an increasingly polarised mad and maddening world seemingly going from bad […]

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Fiction

Vernon Subutex 2 Virginie Despentes Review

Virginie Despentes debut novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales of […]

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BookBlast® Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds IV Book Blast Presents

The latest Top 10 reads from BookBlast to delight and inspire you @bookblast Joyful satire Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic – words and pictures on how to stop worrying and learn to love the alien next […]

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Fiction

Virginie Despentes Vernon Subutex 1 Review

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Oxford Translation Day at St Anne’s College Spotlight

“Translation does not simply jump from one language to another. It also ‘crosses’ languages in the sense of blending them, as you might cross a bulldog with a borzoi, or two varieties of rose . […]