Lanny by max porter
Recently long-listed for the Booker prize, Lanny is a sublime piece of writing. An unnamed village in rural England is home to the usual village characters, but also to Lanny and his mother and father, Mad Pete, a reclusive artist and Dead Papa Toothwort, a timeless shapeshifter who sees, and has seen, everything.
Anyone who heard Max’s reading of Lanny at Mainstreet will know it to be inventive, funny, clever, heart-rending and yes, sublime.
Reviewed by Vivian