David Annand

All Together Now

Wild Abandon


Hamish Hamilton 243pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

In his 2008 debut, Submarine, Joe Dunthorne managed three cracking portraits of children: the book’s narrator Oliver Tate, a fifteen-year-old uncertain whether to concentrate on improving his stamina in the bedroom or saving his parents’ marriage; Oliver’s acerbic yet fragile girlfriend, Jordana; and Chip, an adolescent so brimming with sexual bravado that even Andy Gray and Richard Keys would probably find him a little outré.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • What a charming, candid blogpost from one of our dear contributing editors. ,
    • RT : The first guess from one of my 1st graders was “death” and such an awed, somber, reflective hush fell over the clas… ,
    • Merry Christmas from Literary Review! Hope your stockings were laden with books, and the tree bending under the weight of further books....,
    • Last minute Christmas gift required? We're offering discounts on all our subscriptions (20% no less!) with the cod… ,
    • In this issue's 'Silenced Voices', Lucy Popescu writes of Thailand's restrictive lese-majesty laws and their latest… ,
    • "Gunn was a disciple of the American formalist Yvor Winters, but Winters’s poetry could never give off such a scent… ,
    • Christmas gift hunting? Why not give the gift of being even better read? We're offering discounts on all our subscr… ,