Hitlist - The best books, comics & events

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  • 21 May 2007


The best books, comics & events

Martina Cole The big-selling thriller scribe does a signing at WHS and holds court at RCH as copies of Close go flying out the shops. WH Smith, Glasgow, Thu 24 May; Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Fri 25 May.

William McIlvanney A good fat-chewing session with the man behind Docherty and the Jack Laidlaw detective stories. Borders Books, Glasgow, Tue 5 Jun.

Lewis Trondheim This iconic French comics guy is happy enough to come out of self-imposed retirement now and again and here he gives us the one-off Mister I, a tale both comic and primal. See review. NBM.

Howard Chakyn and Mike Mignola In the days before Hellboy, Mignola adapted Fritz Leiber’s sword and sorcery tales, collected here as Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. See review. Dark Horse.

Simon Spurrier & Frazer Irving This pair of upcoming UK comic artists put out Gutsville No 1, an outlandish marriage of violence and comedy but with strong characters keeping its pulse going. See review. Image.

Miranda July For a performance artist with a crazy website, July still knows how to put her finger on true, deep emotions, as her short story set No One Belongs Here More Than You proves. See review. Canongate.

Owen Sheers A poetic fantasy novel set in WW2 about British women carrying on in the face of Nazi occupation. Resistance should be met with open arms. See review. Faber.

Nury Vittachi The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics is as off-kilter as the title would suggest, bringing together vegan terrorists, ruthless property developers and feng shui crimefighters into an impressive melange. See review. Polygon.

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