- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (5 Aug. 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140175547
- ISBN-13: 978-0140175547
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 789,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Poor Things Paperback – 5 Aug 1993
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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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Alasdair Gray is the author of, among other things, the Whitbread and Guardian Prize-winning novel Poor Things and the story-collection Ten Tales Tall and True. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Credible or incredible but couldn't put it down!
Not my thing or not the right time for me to read it. There were bits of this story that I really enjoyed but more bits that I just couldn't get my head around. Read morePublished on 16 July 2014 by Victoria Jeffrey
Very well written political novel , with lots of intertexual references to other Scottish novels, history & culture ; wrapped up in a reasonable ,but deliberately derivative, plot.Published on 13 April 2013 by alberto
This book is totally different to what I normally read but having picked it up and read a few pages in an office I had to keep reading. Poor ThingsPublished on 11 April 2011 by JoanA