Lanny by max porter

Book Review

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

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Wed 11th Mar 2020
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