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characters Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kevin MacNeil Kevin MacNeil ´ 5 Download Read & Download The Stornoway Way F us exist and they never did We are who we are because we grew up the Stornoway way We do not live in the back of beyond we live in the very heart of beyond ’Me My bookcrossing reviewI really enjoyed this book It was a very Scottish story dealing with alcoholism and subconscious self destruction although this book really only looked at the way his soul was destroyed by alcohol abuse whereas another Scottish writer AL Kennedy will scare you with the full story very depressing it is too Music played a role too him mentioning CDs he was listening to and groups he liked which reminded me a bit of Alan Warner most famous for Morvern Callar although I prefer his book These Demented Lands MacNeil s style of writting is really imaginative and keeps you hooked perhaps not as crazy as Warner s but certainly down the same roadExperiencing Scottish life or at least one side to it was interesting I ve never been up to Lewis although I would love to go there one day The footnotes about curious words in Gaelic just to show us how deep the language really is and the use of the language with the odd word here and there in the text was fun Reminded me how I d like to learn Gaelic one day although I doubt it will be something I will ever get around to doingThis idea that the alcohol abuse is down to the errosion of tradition and identity was interesting Did he mention aborigines somewhere in the book I remember reading an article somewhere about an island off Australia where the rates of alcohol abuse and suicide are soaring in the aboriginal community because there is nothing else for them to do as if they can t survive in the modern world Maybe some connection back to the demise of Gaelic I know over 100 years ago little kids have the language beaten out of them at school if they spoke it instead of English It s a real shameOther Scottish books for the curiousAlan Warner Morvern Callar These Demented Lands mad writing alcohol depression eccentricityA L Kennedy Paradise although there are other books particularly scary tale of what happens to you if you drink too muchIain Grant Small Town Antichrist Burocracy is the road to Hell literallyIain Banks The Wasp Factory very twisted dark little book about isolated Scottish people

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characters Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kevin MacNeil Kevin MacNeil ´ 5 Download Read & Download The Stornoway Way ‘Fuck everyone from Holden Caulfield to Bridget Jones fuck all the American and English phoney fictions that claim to speak for us; they don’t know the likes o I wish I could give this a raving review but alas I cannot It started off nice enough with a snappy I m gonna tell it like it is feel and a lot of Scottish Gaelic footnotes As I read I felt a lack of narrative momentum and instead felt distracted by the narrator who seems focused on displaying his prowess as a man rather than telling a story I lost interest in everything but who could ve written such arrogant jabber I started speculating on his looks how he managed to get publishedI read this book while on the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool and even the proximity of location and environment couldn t make me care about the narrator A first person narrative which is like a drunken diary or a diary of drunkenessdrunk mess I usually like such things but this narrator rubbed me the wrong way He didn t seem to have any focus for the book Is it about the death of culture the ways in which a culture dies the death of an individual the ability for human growth the inability of human growth I have no clue MacNeil introduces many characters with poetic bangs yes he has some beautiful lines I mean he is a Gael but lets them fall by the wayside of the narrator s flip flopping perspective Did he ever really care for them Why d he introduce them at all Who or what should we care about in this story I couldn t latch on to anything except my editorial decision that this shouldn t be called a novel but a series of prose poetry which is incomplete and needs work Still five stars for his use of gaelic

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characters Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kevin MacNeil Kevin MacNeil ´ 5 Download Read & Download The Stornoway Way Et R Stornoway drink addled misfit inhabitant of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis and meandering man fighting to break free of an island he just can’t seem to let go No plot meandering aimless But I was engaged and drawn in by the witty writing You will find yourself drawn into the mind of a completely nihilistic cynical drunken protagonist And just when you think you can take no you will find yourself laughing out loud from the hilarity of the writing The somewhat pointless story line and surprisingly sober ending is made endurable only by the great writing and moments of humor