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Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Burnside John Burnside ´ 2 Summary Read The Devil's Footprints TownMichael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life but still feels like an outsider a blow in When Moira Birnie decides that her abusive husband is the devil and then kills herself and her two youn. This book didn t get a fair chance with me The synopsis gave me Lolita vibes and nothing will ever come close to Lolita for me I couldn t get the comparison out of my head Burnside even mentions Lolita and Humbert Humbert as our narrator tells us he is not sexually interested in the 14 year old girl he has taken The way he justifies his actions almost makes you forget he s not a good person he s done some really shitty things The writing was great but the story fell flat for me I was expecting something a bit sinister

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Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Burnside John Burnside ´ 2 Summary Read The Devil's Footprints G sons a terrible chain of events begins Michael's infatuation with Moira's teenage daughter takes him on a journey towards a defined fate where he is forced to face his present and then finally his past. Unlike his later work GLISTER I do think this story misses with the overlay of the supernatural Coloring it by uestioned sanity and exhaustion still doesn t seem to work from my perspective it s an unneeded element But that does not detract from Burnside s ability to absolutely seamlessly blend interior world and exterior world creating a complex portrait of a man I was with Michael in the back garden for his evening smoke avoiding his wife s dinner party My heart honestly raced with his childhood helplessness at each encounter with the bully I empathized with his disappointment to discover the banality of ordinary fear I felt foolish when in following Michael s internal struggle with the mere hint of lust for Hazel I missed the possibility of the astute awareness of the teenager Hazel had known all along what he wanted from her and I have to say in the 5 star vernacular of GoodReads John Burnside s book The Devil s Footprints was amazing

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Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Burnside John Burnside ´ 2 Summary Read The Devil's Footprints Once on a winter's night many years ago after a heavy snow the devil passed through the Scottish fishing town of Coldhaven leaving a trail of dark hoofprints across the streets and roofs of the sleeping. I d give this one 3 12 if I could parts of it had the promise of greatness Crisp sharp writing that turns an unexpected corner and makes you go wow But there were moments of waxing philosophical that just didn t work and odd plot inconsistencies that marred the careful tightness of the book

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Devil's Footprints
  • John Burnside
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 9780099479543