Just finished 'Hard Rain' by Don Carpenter. Kind of rough and unpolished. I guess that explains why the writer never really won any wide acclaim. But it's a good read nonetheless. Recommended.
Currently reading 'Homeland' by Ferando Aramburu. Perhaps quite a lot was lost in translation but I really don't rate the writing. An attempt to write in a direct, unconventional style ends up feeling stilted and awkward. I am surprised that it has become so hyped, perhaps the hype comes from the quasi intellectual crowd that insists a good piece of art has to be about something. In this case the book is about the conflict in the Basque Country. But where the blurb and reviews promised me a look at the conflict from both sides I can't help but finding it pretty one sided.
With audiobooks I find I have to dig trough quite a lot of dirt to find any gems worth my while. However, both Audible's 'Buddenbrooks' by Thomas Mann and 'Brideshead Revisited' by Evelyn Waughn are really enjoyable. The latter is read by Jeremy Irons and worth checking out for that reason alone.