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Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride
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Feb 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: crime-fiction, fiction
Read in February, 2012

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I enjoy easy reading crime novels and this one was just great. A super change from the apparent American domination of the genre. Set in miserable wet and cold Aberdeen. Gruesomely told with real people, embattled, over worked, hard drinking and battle-scared people. Not a splash of Hollywood Gloss in the entire tome painting a view of a grim life in a grim place. A place where the police drive battered and rusting Vauxhalls and more to the point drive them on the left hand side of the road. This book isn't going to get a thumbs-up from the Scottish Tourism Authority. The story perhaps not entirely unpredictable but a refreshing change and well worth the read.

Delightfully un-PC and scattered with wondrously dry wit. I will certainly be seeking out other novels from this author.
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message 1: by Al (new) - rated it 4 stars

Al Sounds like a goody. I really enjoy books by Scots about Scotland.


message 2: by Tim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tim Al wrote: "Sounds like a goody. I really enjoy books by Scots about Scotland."
I will pass it on to you Al. X


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