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How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman
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Dec 06, 08

Recommended for: European book committees
Read in December, 2008

Allright Booker Prize. We're done. You have proven, time and time again, that either you have terrible tastes or I am a total philistine. How late it was is the newest entry into your proud history of Texan timewasters.

Here's what's cool about the book. Scottish working class guy picks a fight with the cops, gets beatdown, goes blind. The parts where he gets out of jail in his hometown and has to find his way back to his apartment is awesome. The part where he deals with government bureaucracy is awesome.. The rest of the book? tiresome.

and the ending....dear god the ending.... I have read in my life a great number of books... This is, quite literally, the worst ending of a book I have ever read. I kid you not.

I almost want to recommend it to you so you could share my pain.

out of sight.
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