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4.0 out of 5 stars Indicative of the Time, 7 Nov 2009
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Brilliantly brings to life the times and people of this era of Glaswegian history. A well written and resarched novel of a time when Glasgow was really "No Mean City". The protagonists and 'hero' - if that is the right word - are well drawn out and the storyline fairly pelts along at a good rate of knots.

Another brilliantly constructed piece of literature from a very good writer of this type of prose.

Very much recommended.
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Initial post: 11 Aug 2011 11:10:14 BDT
It is indeed a brilliant and often hilarious book however there are a few errors about Glesga which are surprising.
OK I accept that its deliberate that he refers to the Horseshoe bar as the Horsehead and some names are changed to protect the innocent as it were, but he talks about an area near Hampden Park as Mount Vernon. This is in an entirley different part of the city, he means Mount Florida. Also he calls the dogracing track "Shawfields " when any one familiar with the city knows its Shawfield - singular.
Still, can't wait to read the others in the series plus his Hamburg novels.
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