Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Only Strange People Go to Church” as Want to Read:
Only Strange People Go to Church
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Only Strange People Go to Church

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
"Divine comedy... a joyous celebration of human imperfection" - Louise Welsh.

Maria's job is to support Blue Group, an unruly crew of service users. But she might just have bitten off more than she can chew when she suggests they put on a large-scale community show.
The venue for the show is to be Ray's workshop, a deconsecrated church where she's constantly distracted by lo
...more
ebook, 423 pages
Published March 8th 2012 by Sarabande Books (first published July 3rd 2006)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Only Strange People Go to Church, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Only Strange People Go to Church

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Abigailann (Abigail)

Despite some adult content (mostly sexual references) I really enjoyed this book. It dealt with difficult issues such as discrimination, social cohesion, disability, religion and relationships in a humorous way. It gave me a lot to think about, as well as quite a few laughs.
Sary Fairchild
Okay, I really really like this book. Were it not for the fact that there were TOO MANY unanswered questions at the end of the book, I'd have given it a 5. I absolutely love Ray. And the neds are great, too. And the Can Can Grans. But Dezzie is an idiot.
Gina Freeman
Apr 07, 2015 Gina Freeman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read a bit but couldn't be bothered sorry... Life is too short and too many good books to read
AmyStace

Very silly, and the main characters made me angry too as I like to assume that no-one could be that stupid in real life! ;)
Viv
Mar 24, 2008 Viv rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Doreen, Michelle, Sheila
Shelves: humour
Funny, refreshing and Glaswegian!
Lucy Reid
Apr 13, 2013 Lucy Reid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny & sad.A nice easy read.
Suzy Kelly
Suzy Kelly rated it it was amazing
Jul 31, 2014
Jackie
Jackie rated it liked it
Mar 20, 2013
Jill
Jill rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2016
EstherCW
EstherCW rated it it was ok
Jul 07, 2013
ellen
ellen rated it it was amazing
Jun 04, 2015
Lisa
Lisa rated it really liked it
Sep 05, 2016
Lis
Lis rated it it was ok
Jan 29, 2010
Jackie Mullinor
Jackie Mullinor rated it liked it
Jul 28, 2015
Mrs Allison
Mrs Allison rated it liked it
Dec 11, 2008
Karen
Karen rated it it was amazing
Jun 05, 2015
Heather H
Heather H rated it liked it
Sep 06, 2014
Luci
Luci rated it really liked it
May 01, 2011
Caroline Deacon
Caroline Deacon rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2013
Olga Wojtas
Olga Wojtas rated it it was amazing
Nov 15, 2014
Nicola Schofield
Nicola Schofield rated it liked it
Jan 02, 2015
Iona
Iona rated it it was ok
Jan 05, 2017
Norma
Norma rated it did not like it
Nov 13, 2011
Charlotte Lyon
Charlotte Lyon rated it really liked it
Mar 23, 2016
Pam
Pam rated it liked it
Jul 05, 2015
Ian
Ian rated it liked it
Sep 15, 2016
Melissa
Melissa rated it liked it
Jul 26, 2011
Danni
Danni rated it really liked it
Mar 22, 2013
Jill Rooney
Jill Rooney rated it really liked it
Mar 17, 2013
Kerry McGarrity
Kerry McGarrity rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
374914
The author of four novels and numerous short stories, Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of writers (Alan Bissett, Nick Brookes, Rodge Glass, Laura Marney, Alison Miller, Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh).

Born and brought up in Glasgow Marney co-founded a theatre group there. Since "nobody else could be bothered", she also began writing scripts for the company.

Marney is a graduate of th
...more
More about Laura Marney...

Share This Book