I have recently had the pleasure of reading what appears to be the best of current fiction writing. By comparison, this book was simply in a different, superior class.
The story is straightforward, but this is not another fishing tale. It is also not another recollection of a trip into the wilderness, no matter how evocatively it is described.
This is a book about people, friends, poetry, writing, life and death, success and failure, aspirations, memories and, above all, a way of life that will, in all likelihood, never return. It is an uplifting book that does not dwell in a depressive way in nostalgia.
Andrew Greig is a very accomplished writer. His use and touch with the written word is luxurious.
At the Loch of the Green Corrie restored my faith in modern writing and reignited my own urge to seek out quality works by outstanding authors.
I will return to this book for the rest of my life.