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'Probably the greatest novel of the century ' Observer
' Remarkable. . . A work of loving and vivid imagination, yielding copious riches' WILLIAM BOYD
Lanark , a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying.
First published in 1981, Lanark immediately established Gray as one of Britain's leading writers.
About the Author
Since 1981, when Lanark was published by Canongate, Alasdair Gray has published twenty books, most of them novels and short stories. In his own words, 'Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction.'
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book itself is excellent, and you can find reviews of it here, or a description on Wikipedia if you want more details. But I caution you against the Nook Book version. There are more typos in it than I've found in any other e-book I've bought (even some that were cheaper), or in most of the free e-books from gutenberg.org. Paragraph breaks are missing in some of the dialog, making it hard to track who's speaking. There are eight or ten places where parts of sentences are missing. Also, sometimes "n" is substituted for "rt" ("pan" instead of "part") or "d" for "cl" ("dear" instead of "clear"). The book is still enjoyable, but some of the little puzzles the typos create are exasperating.