This is a very unusual book, the first chapter is written mainly in the Doric and whilst I am not from Aberdeen I understood every word.
The only bit that put me off was the flow of the Doric was spoilt with too many English words popping up.
The story is set in Russia and Aberdeen and having an interest in Russia I was familiar with many of the place names and one of the characters (Adam Menelaws) who features in the story.
The use of the Doric is a good one as it,like Russian is very expressive and reminded me of my visit to a number of museums in St. Petersburg where the audio guides you can hire have a translation,spoken in a very wimpish English accent.
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