Paperbacks of the Year

Long arguments into the night… fallings out… the terrible splits and silences. No, not Brexit , but the heated discussions at Waterstones Towers of just what will make this year’s prestigious Paperbacks of the Year, the absolute cream of what paperback publishing has had to offer in 2016.

Whether it is the near-Man Booker clincher His Bloody Project from Graeme Macrae Burnet, the divisive return of Jonathan Franzen with Purity  or David Lagercrantz’s against-all-the-odds-brilliant assumption of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium sequence in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, it’s a 360 degree win of a selection.