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Wasted In Love [Kindle Edition]

Allan Wilson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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This book is tough and tender Dirty Realism that leaves no stone unturned in its search for the truth. Using lean, economical prose Wilson lays bare the hearts and minds of ordinary human beings, with enough love, concern and humour to prevent mere cynicism. Allan Wilson is a thrilling young voice, and might just represent the future of Scottish fiction. --Alan Bissett

Quite frankly, it s a brilliant book, well crafted, authentic and necessary. --The Skinny

He reads like the real thing…a terrific debut anthology. --Tom Leonard

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Shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgages Trust Scottish Book of The Year 2012. Nominated for the Anobii First Book Award. Set against a backdrop of menial employment, escape into alcohol and an unflinching belief that life has the potential to offer so much more, Wasted in Love explores the tragedy and humour that exists in the everyday lives we lead. Whether they are starting out in life or having a cold moment of realisation, Allan Wilson s poignant vignettes are powerful, unflinching in their honesty and full of dark humour. We see the real world of love; couples fight, break-up, make-up and fall in and out of love. Lies, suspicion and betrayal haunt them. But when they come together in love, can they escape and rise above their problems? Wasted in Love explodes onto the page with vivid, heartbreaking stories and stunning prose. This much anticipated and praised collection is a brave exploration of the human condition from one of the UK s most exciting writers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 439 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Cargo Publishing (25 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009YIX26S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #228,931 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not my namesake's venue! 12 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good short story presentation, just not my type of short stories. I realize if I publish anything I need to add my middle initial so we aren't mistaken for the other.
I asked my daughter what she would think of having a Daddy that looked like him; "forget him being my Daddy!"
she said, with a glimmer in her eye.
Being from this side of the Pond, I had to guess at some of the meaning of a few words, but the message pretty well comes through.
I have a few ladies here at the home that would enjoy a little "froth" in their reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best short story collection ever 12 Oct 2011
By Rfk
Format:Paperback
For those who want to have a book to pick up and put down, this is a great collection of stories. Be prepared to laugh, be shocked and become engrossed in the emotions of life and love. This writer wants to challenge you beyond the surface of every day situations. What a journey I recommend to all
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely reads 3 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The short stories are definitely lovely reads. There are some I enjoyed more than others but that's personal taste. I'd recommend to anyone who likes a quick and quiet read over coffee.
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By oorkris
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Saw the book mentioned a few times on Twitter but kept forgetting to check it out until I spotted it had been shortlisted for an award. Tried to get it from the library, but alas, it's so popular the queue is weeks long. Ended up downloading it to my Kindle and my oh my what a cracking read it turned out to be. One of the best collections of contemporary Scottish short stories I've read in a while. They are an immediately familiar and brutally honest look at the Scotland we know and inhabit today.

I'd happily sit and praise each story's individual merits, but instead will simply say grab a copy and enjoy them for yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative 1 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Bought after I saw it nominated for an award. This is a compelling collection. Very sparse, stripped back prose but with so much going on "between the lines." Most of the stories focus on couples and the failings of themselves individually and together. There is hope interspersed and it's certainly not a depressing read. A very promising author and I would highly recommend this book.
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