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As a fellow Scotsman, born in the heady days of 1975, and dragged up through the 80's in a small industrial town; I can relate to Mr Wilson's tale. And I can testify to its authenticity.
In fact, at many time BOBBY'S BOY could be a memoir of my own personal experiences living and learning in a dysfunctional family. The insights into Scottish culture are razor sharp, and often hilarious in their frankness. And for all you 80's kids out there, you'll find plenty of nostalgic goodness within this brisk read. In many ways, the novel felt like stepping into a time-capsule.
Reading like a twisted, working class take on the coming-of-age genre. Wilson's debut novel shows a… Read more