Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to Alan Warner?, 2 Sept. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Deadman's Pedal (Hardcover)
I have been a great fan of Alan Warner's writing since Morvern Callar, his imaginings of the everyday and familiar were essential and vital and absolutely made "the Port" come alive. I was even impressed by "these worms can carry me to heaven", which was largely panned by reviewers but was clever and well-written and contained a driving plot. Things seem to have gone awry since then however, his recent part 2 to the Sopranos "stars in the bright sky" was awful (although i was prepared to give him another chance with this one), and this is not much better. Where his writing used to be ethereal and otherworldly in the descriptions of a Highland remoteness, it now just seems plain and not unlike a schoolboy's essay writing (as i type that it strikes me that this may be the point since the novel is partially from that perspective, but surely the other strands would be better written if that was the case?) and the plot is tedious and completely fails to generate any empathy for the characters whatsoever. And as for the sex scenes... the Bad Sex Award cant be long in being awarded to Warner, some of the worst writing about sex I've ever had the displeasure to read. I'm tempted to quote some but not sure it would be allowable on a review. All in all, very disappointing.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 701,650