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The Crow Road - Iain Banks
The Crow Road
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From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to... show more
From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.' Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349103235 (0349103232)
Publisher: Abacus
Pages no: 501
Edition language: English
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meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
I was enjoying the hell out of this book right up until, near the end, it decided without warning to become a murder mystery. That section felt so out of place with the rest of this meandering, detailed meditation on death and growing up.When life was full of mysteries and strangenesses, and talking...
Mikela
Mikela rated it
5.0 The Crow Road
This book is written in a very non-linear style which made it very difficult to comprehend what was going on at the beginning. Once I understood the rhythm of the narrative what developed was a very well written, interesting story of a family in Scotland. Banks did an excellent job with characteriza...
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it
The first Iain Banks book I read was The Wasp Factory, which I fell in love with on the spot. So I rushed out and bought the next Iain Banks book I saw - this. I stuck with it, thoroughly bored, hoping fervently it would suddenly all turn around and something amazing would happen........ but it neve...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
0.0
When I heard Iain Banks speak at the Islay Book Festival a few years back, he said the miniseries was better. At some point I'll get around to reading this and see how they compare.
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
3.0
And it is like this.Suddenly tears spring from your eyes and and you are too surprised by them to be able to stop the small flood that follows. Not entirely timely since you are in your favourite coffee shop hereabouts waiting for a vegetable tagine.* * * * Prentice, you prat, how can you ...
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