Poor Things Paperback – 4 Nov 2002
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"It wouldn't be an exaggeration to hail Alasdair Gray as one of Scotlands greatest living novelists." -- The List Festival Guide 9-15th August 2001
"The greatest Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott" -- Anthony Burgess
'A marvellous, endearing book ... a virtuoso feat of literary ventriloquism' -- New Statesman and Society
'The greatest Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott' -- Anthony Burgess
'This work of inspired lunacy effectively skewers class snobbery, British imperialism, prudishness and the tenets of received wisdom' -- Publishers Weekly
'Witty and delightfully written' -- New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Alasdair Gray won the the Whitbread and Guardian Awards for POOR THINGS. He is also the author of THE BOOK OF PREFACES, the story-collection, TEN TALES TALL AND TRUE, and the groundbreaking modern classic, LANARK.
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Quirky Characters, and a certain depth of feeling, combine to instill within the reader a certain warmth. I honestly can't put my finger on it as to why I enjoyed 'poor things' quite as much as I did? But it is certainly a book I would recommend.
Fascinating - and if you don't like it you'll soon know.
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Credible or incredible but couldn't put it down!