The Brandy of the Damned
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The Brandy of the Damned

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Russell, Penny and Will have not seen each other for twenty years. Why, then, do they spend a month driving around the coast of Britain in a van refusing to listen to music? Why do they find little blue bottles washing up on the shore containing pages from a future Bible? And why is Penny carrying such a huge spade?

Funny, surprising and good-hearted, The Brandy of the Dam...more
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Published May 24th 2012 by The Big Hand
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Jason Arnopp
An increasingly mesmerising hybrid of engaging travelogue and unsettling genre elements, The Brandy Of The Damned defies categorisation. It sees three former members of a rock band head off on a tour-van journey around the coast of Britain, for reasons which escape them. We learn their motives as they do. Why's one of them carrying a shovel? Why's another of them so obsessed with bottles which wash up on the shore, containing pages from a future Bible? To say more about any of this stuff would b...more

I got this book as a first read from good reads .

What can I say it's confusing, intriguing , thought provoking, still don't quite understand it and may have to read again to try to understand it completely!!

I loved the details of there journey describing the landscape and places they visit, also the characthers had very different personalities. I really took to will especially a big conversation he had with penny really made me think.

I would say its a different read to my usual vampire, romant...more
Jonny Boyle
Light on plot, but this surreal book has a lot to offer in terms of thought on relationships, music, religion and life in general. Our three protagonists are fairly unlikeable at first but reveal more depth as the book progresses. I imagine I will come back to this book in the future for a re-read.
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