Ian Rankin

Book Shambles Live at the Edinburgh Fringe

International best selling author Ian Rankin returns to Book Shambles for a special episode recorded as part of our live run at the Edinburgh Fringe. He chats to Robin about Rebus, great music novels, being asked to ghost write Sean Connery’s biography and how crime writers seek revenge on ex-lovers…

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Reading List

Ian recommends:

A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker

Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Sparks

The work of Muriel Sparks

The work of Alexander McCall Smith

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

Chronicles by Bob Dylan

Diary of a Rock N’ Roll Star by Ian Hunter

I Was Dora Suarez by Derek Raymond

The work of Raymond Chandler

The work of James Ellroy

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

Robin recommends:

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

The work of Graham Greene

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Coma by Robin Cook

The work of Philip Ridley

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


Also, Ian suggests you never, ever read The Gates of Janus by Ian Brady

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