The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, Secker, pounds 8.99. Extraordinary novel about the devastations of the war years by a North Vietnamese. Review by Geoff Dyer, 29 January.
Resurrection Man by Eoin McNamee, Picador, pounds 14.99. Sharp and effective portrait of a loyalist killer; a murder story with an eye for the depths. Review by Robert Winder, 8 March.
How late it was, how late by James Kelman, Secker, pounds 14.99. Scintillating novel detailing a hapless search for dignity. Review by Janette Turner Hospital, 2 March.