Monthly Archives: May 2010


Rob Spence reviews Any Human Face on Topsyturvydom, his highly recommended blog. It’s a great thrill when someone whose opinion you respect gets it, and Rob certainly gets it here. This is a taste of the review: This novel is, … Continue reading

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An excellent review of Any Human Face in The American in Italia. This is the best bit: Andrew’s solitary life suddenly becomes a thriller in itself, as Lambert takes the wraps off dangerous and age-old Italian conspiracies. Yet the larger … Continue reading

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Rome launch

Well, Any Human Face is now officially launched in its home city of Rome, in the Trastevere studio of Paola Casalino, just round the corner from the setting of the first chapter and a five minute walk from Andrew Caruso’s … Continue reading

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A field near Derby at 7 am

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Sophisticated, awesome…

The first broadsheet review of Any Human Face, in the Guardian. And it’s a good one. Phew. Though not as good as this one on Amazon.

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Rome launch

If you’re anywhere near Vicolo dell’Atleta, Trastevere, at 6.30 on 27 May, come along to the Rome launch of Any Human Face. I’ll be there!

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Not your average thriller

Nik Perring, author of Not so Perfect, was kind enough to ask me some rather challenging questions about Any Human Face. You can find those questions, and my answers, here.

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The estimable Scott Pack of Me and My Big Mouth has this to say about Any Human Face: Lambert is really very good indeed. Will I read on? Absolutely. If you want to find out why, click here.

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It’s out!

Any Human Face goes on sale today. You know what to do. (Pushy, right?) If you’re in the UK and don’t have a good independent bookseller within reach, then Amazon is probably your best bet. Outside the UK, try Book … Continue reading

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Death by Zamboni

Death by Zamboni by David David Katzman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Exhaustively – and often exhaustingly – funny, this novel uses every comico-literary trick in the book: mixed metaphors, wildly over-extended metaphors (“You can’t see the metaphorest for … Continue reading

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