Amanda Craig

They Rape Women

Black Dogs

By

Jonathan Cape 176pp £14.99 order from our bookshop

‘Ever since I lost mine in a road accident when I was eight, I have had my eye on other people’s parents.’

Such a confession of monocularity, and in the opening sentence of Black Dogs! One always suspected male novelists besides Nicholson Baker breathed in hot, thick pants while writing, but it is gratifying to find a member of the Famous Four admitting to two-dimensional vision as well.

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