Books by Rob Gittins

INVESTIGATING MR WAKEFIELD by Rob Gittins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"Gittins (Secret Shelter, 2015, etc.) takes forever to navigate past the overlong flashbacks that dot the first half of this tale. Readers who survive this extended setup, however, will find themselves irresistibly drawn into Jack's paranoid world of self-induced claustrophobia."
Gittins' fourth novel updates the premise of Nathaniel Hawthorne's memorably enigmatic little fable "Wakefield"—a man abandons his wife on a whim, moves one street away, then returns to her 20 years later on another whim—for the surveillance age. Read full book review >
THE POET AND THE PRIVATE EYE by Rob Gittins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Gittins (Gimme Shelter, 2013) mines Thomas' real-life last days for these obvious lessons with sensitivity and devotion. But the whole cast, including Thomas, who barely gets a speaking role, is muffled by Jimmy's sincere, obtuse reflections and digressions."
Hired to dig dirt on Dylan Thomas during his last visit to New York, a private investigator instead finds the image of his own ruined life in the poet's. Read full book review >