Tough, rough, simple, imaginative and excellent.
This book is a page turning gem that I finished after two days reading. Mark McNay manages to conjure up a realistically frighteningly funny tale of Scottish working class reality. It is rare that I am so engrossed in pulp fiction but McNay manages to consume with his wit and consummate writing. His diversions into the characters pasts and the main protagonists imagination are effortless and timed to perfection.
This front line fictional writing is of a stature not to be missed. My only complaint would be about a slightly predictable ending. But, it is a small price to pay for a highly entertaining read.