MJ Nicholls's Reviews > Working Legs: A Play for People Without Them

Working Legs by Alasdair Gray
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Nov 02, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: hoots-mon, dramarama
Read on November 02, 2011

I read this in the bath. Right there. I am all soaped up and pleasant smelling. It’s a play Gray wrote for a little disabled theatre group: nothing special, really. Broad satire and old-school melodrama set in a 1960s Scotland, not the 1990s it was written in (and perhaps meant to depict). It depressed me a little as a starving writer, as I know the sting of receiving and losing government benefits, and right now with our double-dip recession and Tory leaders, the UK is going all Thatcher again. So this was not a cheerful read. I might cry. Pass me the Kleenex. Gray's artwork is always pleasant, alas. And there was a happy ending. Almost.
3 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Working Legs.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.