The Crow Road
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From its bravura opening onwards, The Crow Road is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.' Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God and illegal substances.
- Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road And Whit
- Paperback - Association for Scottish Literary Studies
The 'Scotnotes' series is a collection of study guides on major Scottish writers and literary texts. This volume looks at three of Iain Banks' novels, 'The Wasp Factory', 'The Crow Road', and 'Whit'.
- Jayne Russell
- 26/11/2011 I found this book huge enjoyable and read it after The Wasp Factory. It is a touching coming-of age story with twists and turns and rounded characters that is well written. I laughed out loud at some of the cingey parts and found Prentice, the protagonist very endearing and believable. A great contemporary novel with a fascinating set of characters that I would highly recommend.