The last book I read - quite something - the author's story of living rough in London - with a chronic drink problem - for 15 odd years. His writing style is beautifully laconic, terse - there is not a spare word in the whole thing. 'Sober and precise, grotesque, violent, sad, charming and hilarious all at once' - Literary Review - pretty much sums it up. I read the whole thing in two or three sittings - it was so engrossing. The end is a bit odd - it just kind of stops. Healy's escape route from alcoholism and the streets - well - I didn't see that coming. I shan't spoil the surprise. It was recommended and gifted to me by @Blademonkey - thank you P. - even at this late juncture - this is one of the best books I have read this year. I - in turn - couldn't recommend it too highly. Astonishing. Cheers - I.