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Gavin Broom

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Gavin Broom is a Scotsman who was transplanted into the United States in 2012. He can be found on Monday evenings at Darb’s Patio, playing trivia and sipping Laphroaig. At other times he can be found in his kitchen baking bread rolls that other people eat.

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Average rating: 4.64 · 22 ratings · 8 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Scottish Book of the Dead

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A Documentary About Sharks

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This was during the final month of the era when it was possible to press a series of buttons on a telephone and speak with someone on the far side of the earth.
It’s kind of incredible that we can do this, isn’t it? It’s something we should probably be more grateful for than we are, because it’s a shockingly fragile system. I was in New York City for a blackout in 2003. The freakiest part wasn’t that the lights were out, although that was obviously unnerving; it was that our cellphones immediately stopped working. We’re just not used to being disconnected anymore.
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest. He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.
When I wrote this passage, I wanted was for readers to be, like, “Wait, WHAT?” and then hopefully find themselves unable to put the book down. I have no formal training as a writer, which is another way of saying that I learned everything I know about writing by reading other peoples’ books. For me, one of the most important books in this regard has been Dan Chaon’s 2011 novel Await Your Reply. It opens with a young man being driven to the hospital, his severed hand in a cooler full of ice. (I know!) Something I took away from that is how effective it can be to insert a horrible detail that ...more
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The Hollows of Bone by Isabella J. Mansfield
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I had the pleasure of attending a reading at an event in Lansing, MI, this afternoon where Isabella Mansfield was performing. Her set was great and hugely accessible and relatable, dealing as Mansfield herself described with such matters as body imag ...more
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To Live With What You Are by Charlie  Gracie
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Took a couple of sittings to get through Charlie Gracie’s debut novel. Being familiar with his poetry and short fiction, I very much enjoyed this longer project that allowed his characters to stretch out and breathe.

And it’s a story that is all abou
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The Scottish Book of the Dead by Gavin Broom
"An Extraordinary Death

I’ve long been an admirer of the work of fellow-Scottish author Gavin Broom in the form of his short stories. Those stories are usually filled with pathos, with that special brand of wry humour found only in the Lowlands of Scot" Read more of this review »
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Made In Scotland by Billy Connolly
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It's impossible to read this memoir without hearing the author's voice. There are some sections I found less interesting as others, the ones presented as script more often than not, and while I'm already very familiar with Billy's upbringing and hist ...more
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Made In Scotland by Billy Connolly
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It's impossible to read this memoir without hearing the author's voice. There are some sections I found less interesting as others, the ones presented as script more often than not, and while I'm already very familiar with Billy's upbringing and hist ...more
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“Look how black the sky is, the writer said. I made it that way.”
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“Hell is the absence of the people you long for.”
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“If your soul left this earth I would follow and find you.”
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“I have to return some videotapes”
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“This is not an exit.”
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