‘The Fluxus President’ by David Berridge

-Reviewed by Charlotte Barnes- When I began reading this book, I did so completely blindly; by this I mean I lacked any knowledge in regards to the book, what happened within its pages and indeed what the term ‘Fluxus’ meant. The novella, which is David Berridge’s debut in prose, is something of a challenging read;…

‘Loose Ends’ by Bernadette Cremin

-Reviewed by Strat Mastoris- If they gave awards for books with misleading titles, Bernadette Cremin’s Loose Ends would be up there with the winners. These twenty four poems all have endings of one sort or another, but they’re anything but ‘loose’… Her endings are like the barbed hook at the end of a fishing line –…

‘The Killing of a Bank Manager’ by Paul Kavanagh

-Reviewed by Richard T. Watson- It’s a title that must have sounded very of-the-moment back in 2010, when The Killing of a Bank Manager was first published. Remember when bankers were the bogeymen of Britain’s public consciousness? They’ve since been replaced by phone-hacking journalists and – at the time of writing – a BBC that…

Armchair/Shotgun: Issue 3

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- Had you the misfortune, lack of foresight or ignorance to miss either Issue 1 or 2 of Armchair/Shotgun, all is not lost: for the Brooklyn-based magazine has returned and has come up trumps again – surpassing the expectations laid down by the first two instalments, as this literary compendium continues to…

‘Waterloo’ by J.T. Welsch

-Reviewed by Andrew Bailey- I bet it’s not just me that can’t read the opening of ‘Kubla Khan’ without hearing ELO, and who finds ignoring that makes it worse. Acknowledging the unhelpful allusion is what lets it dissipate, so here on the one hand is Abba; on the other, here is the utterly separate Waterloo,…