[Reading] ➷ The Stornoway Way By Kevin MacNeil – Uroturk.info

The Stornoway Way Fuck Everyone From Holden Caulfield To Bridget Jones, Fuck All The American And English Phoney Fictions That Claim To Speak For Us They Don T Know The Likes Of Us Exist And They Never Did We Are Who We Are Because We Grew Up The Stornoway Way We Do Not Live In The Back Of Beyond, We Live In The Very Heart Of Beyond Meet R Stornoway, Drink Addled Misfit, Inhabitant Of The Hebridean Isle Of Lewis, And Meandering Man Fighting To Break Free Of An Island He Just Can T Seem To Let Go Of


About the Author: Kevin MacNeil

Kevin MacNeil is a Scottish novelist, poet, and playwright.



10 thoughts on “The Stornoway Way

  1. says:

    An antidote to the coming of age novel, this unflinching portrait of a chronic cock up artist R Stornoway, or arse torn away returning to the titular town on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, is a witty, whisky sodden novel told in various episodic chapters with hilarious spurious Gaelic or Stornowegian terms of the author s invention in footnotes The novel s tone switches from drunken childhood nostal


  2. says:

    I wish I could give this a raving review but alas I cannot It started off nice enough with a snappy, I m gonna tell it like it is feel and a lot of Scottish Gaelic footnotes As I read I felt a lack of narrative momentum and instead felt distracted by the narrator who seems focused on displaying his prowess as a man, rather than telling a story I lost interest in everything but who could ve written such arrogant


  3. says:

    Every time I read this in public, people stared at me for laughing out loud I think I actually fell in love with R Stornoway and could envision us having a very intensely rocky co dependent relationship The Outer Hebrides are some of the most beautiful places I ve ever seen the book was amazing for me because I ve seen so much of it first hand Go there and then read this book Now


  4. says:

    very good until the last fifty pages when a teenager appears to takeover writing duties.


  5. says:

    My bookcrossing review I really enjoyed this book It was a very Scottish story, dealing with alcoholism and sub conscious self destruction, although this book really only looked at the way his soul was destroyed by alcohol abuse, whereas another Scottish writer, AL Kennedy, will scare you with the full story very depressing it is too Music played a role too him mentioning CDs he was listening to and groups he liked which reminded me a bit


  6. says:

    Any fan of trainspotting will love this tale of life on an island The particular vices and forboils of Island people and what happens when they leave.


  7. says:

    No plot, meandering, aimless But I was engaged and drawn in by the witty writing You will find yourself drawn into the mind of a completely nihilistic, cynical, drunken protagonist And just when you think you can take no you will find yourself laughing out loud from the hilarity of the writing The somewhat pointless story line and surprisingly sober ending is made endurable only by the great writing and moments of humor.


  8. says:

    Wow This was brutal It beats you about the head, as punishing and relentless as the Leodhasach weather Despite the abuse, you stick with it for the vulnerable moments and the downright hilarious ones And, as with all fiction, for the moments where you see aspects of your own life or personality reflected right back at you, as though the page was a mirror.So, the scene in the Pear Tree in Edinburgh brought back nice memories, R Stornoway s frank admissions of drinki


  9. says:

    This is a very interesting book The narrator, a native of the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, has a love hate self destructive relationship to himself, to alcohol, and his hometown of Stornoway The novel has interesting things to say about the state of Gaelic culture in Scotland and also the state of Scotland in the world both as a nation and non nation Bits of it are quite dark, so it s not what I would call a summer read, but overall it was thought provoking and interest


  10. says:

    I enjoyed reading this at the time its darkness, humour, and willingness to reveal a different, warts and all view of island life Though I have to confess, many years on, not much of the story has stayed with me, the general sense of some of the darkness, humour and drinking that underpins a lot of island culture.


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