The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson Reviews
Description:ISBN 1847671691 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Andrew Davidson / Paperback / 502 Pages / Book is published 2009-01-01 by Canongate Books
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by - written on 04/03/12 (Very useful, 8 readings)
Picking up this book I had been aware of the positive reviews it got and the fact that it ticked a lot of the things I like in books, but I wasn't really sure about much else about it. I don't think I quite have the words to explain how much I loved this book. There are so many things in it that should have been a turn off for me - the unnamed narrator, the overly graphic depictions of some truly horrendous stuff, the unanswered questions, the at times unlikeable actions of people but despite it, I loved every aspect of it. The book starts with our unnamed narrator, a handsome man of ill-repute who forges his living as a successful pornographer ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/10 (Very useful, 35 readings)
I just finished reading The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and I have to say that I immensely enjoyed it. This is Andrew Davidson's debut novel and yet it is written with the sophistication and poise of a seasoned author and oozes confidence and charm. It is a cross between a fantasy novel, a historical epic and a modern-day-triumph-over-adversity story - and so its very hard to say where I would place this book in terms of genre. In many ways, it is the fact that this book cannot be easily slotted into any particular genre that is a testament to its uniqueness and the fact that it does not re-churn the tried-and-tested plots that many books tend to do today. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/06/10 (Very useful, 43 readings)
The Gargoyle is one of those books that always looked intriguing on the shelves. It may be because the edges of the book are coloured black, or because it has 'THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER' at the top of the front cover. It could even be because it's in bright red. Whatever it is, there is something that drew me into it, to want to find out more. In the end, I borrowed a copy from a friend, who said that she hadn't really enjoyed it, had struggled to engage with the characters and was a little unsure what to make of it. In a way, this just intrigued me even more, since I'd read mainly positive reviews - so I tried to read it with an open mind. I finished it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/04/09, updated on 01/05/09 (Very useful, 489 readings)
The title of this review is from the front cover of the book. It seems to sum it up nicely. Just to give you an idea of the narrative style, The Gargoyle opens with the following lines: 'Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love. It was Good Friday and the stars were just starting to dissolve into the dawn. As I drove, I stroked the scar on my chest, by habit. My eyes were heavy and my vision unfocused, not surprising given that I'd spent the night hunched over a mirror snorting away the bars of white powder that kept my face trapped in the glass. I believed I was keening my reflexes. I was wrong.' (page 1, The Gargoyle, by Andrew ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/04/09 (Very useful, 110 readings)
Title: The Gargoyle Author: Andrew Davidson Price: £3.86 for the paperback I bought this book to while away a few hours when travelling... and couldn't put it down. Now I've read it twice I feel qualified to review it! (and it's wonderful to re-read, because now I have my eyes properly open!) Plot The Gargoyle tells the story of the recovery of a man hideously disfigured and almost fatally wounded by a car accident. He is visited by a beautiful but insane woman, Marianne, who eases him through his long recovery process by telling him fascinating and mysterious stories about their 14th Century past, and assorted love ... Read the complete review
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