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Another great book by Alasdair Gray,
This review is from: A History Maker (Paperback)
As Alasdair Gray isn't an Oxbridge thesaurus-junky, he will never be nominated for the booker prize, or taken as seriously as much lesser but much more celebrated talents south of the Scottish border, but this book confirms that he is one of the greatest living British writers (and I'm English by the way!).
There isn't much point in trying to describe the book - it's a relatively short novel by Gray, although the glossary at the end is almost as entertaining as the story itself. There are fewer of his wonderful illustrations but the unmistakeable touch of beguiling imagination, social and political polemic, brilliant dark humour, biting wit, and above all a lightness of touch on grand themes which not many people can pull off convincingly. I would recommend this to fans or newcomers.