A Book of Death and Fish

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A Book of Death and Fish

Postby Nick » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:20 am

By Ian Stephen

A long, wildly idiosyncratic novel being the life story of Peter Macaulay, his reflections of his life triggered as he sits down to write his will.

A fantastic picture of Stornoway and Lewis life in all its facets over several decades, conveyed obliquely through anecdotes and characters, with side trips to the Broch and elsewhere.

Ian is a professional storyteller. This is his first novel, and it has already picked up a couple of awards.
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Re: A Book of Death and Fish

Postby Gardenshed » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:50 am

Excellent read, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation Nick.

Any more good suggestions?

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Peter May's Lewsi trilogy

Postby Nick » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:17 pm

Gardenshed wrote:Excellent read, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation Nick.

Any more good suggestions?


If it whetted your appetite for more about Lewis then I thoroughly recommend Peter May's Lewis trilogy:

~ The Black House
~ The Lewis Man
~ The Chessmen

Three very different Whodunnits linked by the development of a fascinating central character, suffused with a melancholy Hebridean atmosphere.
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Re: A Book of Death and Fish

Postby Gardenshed » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:22 pm

Read all the Lewis Trilogy and a few more from Peter May. All were good,

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Re: A Book of Death and Fish

Postby Sandgrounder » Fri May 08, 2015 8:44 pm

Have to confess that, having greatly enjoyed the Lewis trilogy by Peter may, I am struggling to get to grips with this book. Maybe it meanders more than I like

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Re: A Book of Death and Fish

Postby Nick » Mon May 11, 2015 2:18 pm

Sandgrounder wrote:Have to confess that, having greatly enjoyed the Lewis trilogy by Peter may, I am struggling to get to grips with this book. Maybe it meanders more than I like


It does meander, but there is a consistent theme in the biographical sense.

Just finished reading Peter May's 'Runaway' - really enjoyed it, but very different from the Lewis books.
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