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 Post subject: Alasdair Gray
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:22 am 
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Anyone like him? I've read a few books, including "Something Leather", and I think I may have "Lanark" lying around somewhere, though I haven't read it.

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Read Lanark, Pete.

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Lanark is in the top few of my favourite novels - as Neil says, read it!

I'd also recommend the short stories in Unlikely Stories, Mostly - some very interesting approaches there.

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I've just checked, and I've read three of his short story collections, but not that one Mike. And it appears I don't have a copy of "Lanark" lurking after all. The memory plays tricks.

I'll get around to it someday. Mind you, I've been saying that about the "Gormenghast" trilogy since I bought it back in the seventies. The stars just never seem to align.

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I enjoyed 1982, Janine, but that's as far as I've gone...


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For some reason I've never got round to reading Gray's Whitbread & Guardian winner [b]Poor Things[/i], which has been loitering on my shelves for 17 years or so!

I have read 1982, Janine (which I think Gray says he prefers to Lanark), Something Leather, Mavis Belfrage and probably a few others that escape me.

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