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Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh
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Apr 16, 2011

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Murray Watson lives a reasonably quiet life in university libraries as a literary researcher. He is trying to put together a biography about Archie Lunan, a favorite poet who committed suicide in the waters off the island of Lismore. Murray travels to Lismore to speak to Archie’s lover. The deeper he investigates Archie’s unusual life and death, the deeper he gets embroiled in the past and the surprising things that took place on this small remote island.

This book entwines literature, poetry, black magic and obsession into good read. I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Welsh’s writing, she captures the emotions of the characters, particularly Murray’s, and brings them to life for the reader. Overall, a good read.

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