Something Leather - Alasdair Gray Reviews
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Newest Review: ... How late it was, how late, (written in very broad Glasgow dialect) from one of the judges, Rabbi Julia Neuberger. Alasdair ... more
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Pages: 222, Edition: 1st edition, Hardcover, Jonathan Cape
Last Update 21.05.2013 23:35
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by - written on 22/08/09 (Very useful, 55 readings)
I got a little confused reading some of the dialogue in this book by this Scottish author. The use of dialect by Scottish authors has been a thorn in the side of the, by and large, English literatti, and anyone who lets their laziness to try and understand unfamiliar guttural sounds in written form, get in the way of a good story, or a great piece of literature. Anne Donovan has been slammed. Irving Welsh has been afforded some respect, but grudgingly. And as for James Kelman, well he got unprofessional treatment for his Booker Prize winning How late it was, how late, (written in very broad Glasgow dialect) from one of the judges, Rabbi Julia ... Read the complete review
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