As a recent convert to the novels of Lee Child, it's a particular pleasure to highlight this, his first work of non-fiction: a short, sharp and compelling exploration of the roots of human storytelling, the purpose of fiction, and the genesis of the fictional hero, from Achilles and Hector to Robin Hood and James Bond. It's also the first in a series of books from new HarperCollins imprint TLS Books, through which the literary magazine hopes to bring its quality of writing to a wider public. Future additions to the series will include an essay from Virginia Woolf on reading and re-reading.
Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands
"To its credit, Dopeworld is nothing if not ambitious. Vorobyov states as much himself, describing it bombastically as ‘true crime, gonzo, social, historical memoir meets fucked up travel book’. That is a lot to cram in. If sometimes he drops the ball (the..."
— The Spectator