King Crow


Winner of The Guardian’s Not the Booker award, and chosen by David Peace as one of the featured books for World Book Night 2012.

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The late David Nobbs, author of Reggie Perrin – ‘On a nightmare train journey home, luckily I had a book with me. It was called King Crow. It saved my sanity. I think I would have been riveted by this even if I hated birds. Lovely stuff. Very very good. Thank you.’

loud&quiet_logo‘King Crow was this year’s most sophisticated and surprising debut novel.’  One of their books of the year.

David Peace – ‘KING CROW is a gripping and moving story told in a unique, yet authentic Northern voice. It is a brilliant first novel and the best debut I have read in a long time. I am excited and intrigued about what Michael Stewart will write next.

guardian_logo ‘A beguiling mix of anomie and ornithology, much of this novel is brilliant.’ (Sam Jordison)

t&a‘In flight in the right direction.’ (Jim Greenfield)

hudd_examiner_logo‘Strange and compelling.’  (Chris Burgess)

Nick Ahad, Yorkshire Post – ‘My bus stop is approaching, but there are five pages of King Crow left. What’s the decision? I miss my stop to finish the novel… a piece of work that rattles along at breakneck speed… a gripping read… will keep readers intrigued right to the end.’

guardian_logo‘Stewart is a poetic writer – about nature, about boys and casual violence – and good at capturing moments of beauty.’  (Isobel Montgomery)

Melvin Burgess, author of ‘Junk’ – ‘Michael Stewart is a fascinating new voice, and King Crow is a fine debut novel. Part action thriller, part psychological drama, part birding manual, I’ve come across nothing quite like it. It’s a fascinating example of modern fiction at its innovative best.’

cuckoo_review_masthead‘Beautifully written…something special and unique…’

men_logo‘A deliciously dark and dryly funny debut novel’

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‘A compelling read’ – Blog: Ribble Babel