Drive! Paperback – 1 Apr 2010
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Drive!...packed with incidents that develop as the story unfolds...compelling throughout...the great achievement of the book is its depiction of the pub and club-centric music scene in Edinburgh in the 80s...anyone who was there is sure to be enthralled by this facinating debut novel.
-- The Skinny, December 2010
Drive! - packed with incidents which develop as the story unfolds...the great achievement of the book is its depiction of the pub and club-centric music scene in Edinburgh in the 80s...anyone who was there is sure be enthralled by this fascinating debut novel. --The Skinny, December 2010
...as a survivors' account of a storm in a teacup it's a bloody epic...fusillades of articulate images...Andrew McCallum Crawford's an author who warrants respect. --Mike Paterson, Alberton, Canada
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Drive! is a must-read for anyone - performer or audience member - who was around in the Edinburgh music scene in the late 80s. A trip down memory lane? Perhaps. Although it turns into the hero's worst nightmare.
"Calvinist intolerance meets 1980s pub rock meets the quest for the bottom line. With Drive!, Andrew McCallum Crawford plays a stormer!"See all Product description
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The language of the novel poses the writer and the reader with that old familiar problem: when the reality of dialect, dialogue and image become art vs when they become too easy for the reader through identification with the reality they depict. Andrew McCallum Crawford has deliberately taken the reality route for reasons of authenticity. He pursues this same attention to the truth of life in the storyline and so those lovers of the novel as a representation of life will enjoy the DRIVE! most.
What will this compelling author's next novels hold for the writer and the reader? This reader looks forward to finding the same comfortable ease, more again of the bizarre, and even more pages taken to lead the reader into the detail of the distorting lens which life so often passes through. A writer to look forward to? Certainly. But keep an eye on that rear view mirror where life can appear much closer than it is!
It offers the reader a veritable cornucopia of action, humour and some great observational passages. This isn't just black humour, it is black hole humour; but you will laugh as oblivion beckons!
it reminds us thats its not what you are but who you know !
If you know Edinburgh you will love this book if you dont you will want to visit
His performance at the Edinburgh Festival was phenomonal
This books is a marvel and i cant wait for his next one ........
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