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A Disaffection by James Kelman
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it was amazing

Well this was just brilliant. Kelman is rightly regarded as one of the premier stylists of his generation, his prose as affecting a window into the fractious and fevered inner monologue of the anxious and depressed as any I've read. What sets A Disaffection apart though is how his stylistic virtuosity serves a purpose beyond merely being impressive; the tortured soliloquys are a vehicle for deep irony, P for Patrick Doyle a cipher for Kelman lamenting a Scottish people who are trapped and maudlin and don't know what to think.

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Reading Progress

October 10, 2015 – Started Reading
October 10, 2015 – Shelved
October 27, 2015 – Finished Reading

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