Book Reviews

Into Books Review: Bunnyman – A Memoir by Will Sergeant

Book: Bunnyman: A MemoirAuthor: Will SergeantPublisher: Little, Brown Book Group Cards on the table, Echo & The Bunnymen were without doubt the coolest band to emerge in the 80s, they had the look, the hair, the clothes but most importantly the tunes and the sheer gallusness to

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Into Books Review: Fish Town by John Gerard Fagan

Book: Fish TownAuthor: John Gerard FaganPublisher: Guts Publishing 2021 Only the truly lost wash up on the shores of Yaizua fish town in a forgotten part of Japan fish town In 2013, twenty-nine year old Masters Creative Writing graduate John Gerard Fagan from Muirhead, near Glasgow, was

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Into Books Review: The Mash House by Alan Gillespie

Book: The Mash HouseAuthor: Alan GillespiePublisher: Unbound Teacher-turned-writer Alan Gillespie hands in his debut work and it’s ready to be marked. Gillespie’s mighty tome is set in the fictional village of Cullrothes, a remote, unforgiving corner of the Scottish Highlands whose inhabitants are inextricably linked by secrets,

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Into Books Review: A Tomb With A View by Peter Ross

Book: A Tomb With A ViewAuthor: Peter RossPublisher: Headline, 2020 Peter Ross has been fascinated by graveyards since he was young, tracing the letters and symbols of tombstones in the Old Town Cemetery in Stirling, near his grandparents’ home and reading the slabs like ‘shelves full of stories’.

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Where Extremes Meet: Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett is so revered a writer that one website dedicated to the avant-garde (ubu.com) carries a photograph of him glowering over the contents of its homepage, with no accompanying quote or caption, just the square-cut grey hair, wrinkled skin, and steely gaze visible through dark glasses.

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Into Books Review: Dante’s Trilogy by Alasdair Gray

Books: Dante’s TrilogyAuthor: Alasdair GrayPublisher: Canongate William Blake, an English writer and artist of genius, illustrated Dante’s Divine Comedy but didn’t translate it. Alasdair Gray, a Scottish writer and artist of genius, seemed to be going a step further, both illustrating and translating this medieval masterpiece. But

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Into Books Review: Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football by Daniel Gray

Book: Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern FootballAuthor: Daniel GrayPublisher: Bloomsbury There really is no substitute for attending a football match, it doesn’t matter if you support Barcelona or St Rochs juniors, there is nothing quite like the buzz of a day out at the football.

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Into Books: An appreciation of David Keenan

Book: Xstabeth Author: David Keenan Publisher: White Rabbit Books Xstabeth – An appreciation of the work of David W. Keenan by George Paterson (SR|SIF) DPsych – Incomplete By 1994, I was in the deepest sleep. I’d made it my business to experiment at that time so maybe

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Into Books Review: There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F Ross

Book: There’s Only One Danny Garvey Author: David F Ross Publisher: Orenda Books There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross There once was a time, at the death rattle of Thatcherism’s first wave and just before the start of Blair’s Neo-Liberal grift, when football didn’t

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Into Books Review: Glass Work Humans – Stories and Poems

Book: Glass Work Humans – Stories and Poems from… Authors: Paul Cowan, Tom Gillespie and John McKenzie. Publisher: Valley Press Esteemed American author William Faulkner once claimed, modestly, that he was a failed poet. ‘Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then

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