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How Late It Was How Late
How Late It Was How Late | James Kelman
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Sammy's had a bad week - his wallet's gone, along with his new shoes, he's been arrested then beaten up by the police and thrown out on the street - and he's just gone blind. He remembers a row with his girlfriend, but she seems to have disappeared. Things aren't looking too good for Sammy and his problems have hardly begun
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BookwormM
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“Sammy is having a bad week” no kidding Sammy is having a terrible week.

Told entirely in the Scottish vernacular and with plenty of swearing (watch out for the C word on a regular basis) this book won‘t be for everyone.

If like me the language draws you deeper into the book you will find a look at the good and the bad in society and hidden behind that rough exterior a misplaced heart of gold.

BarbaraBB Great read. And great review. 1y
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Kristelh
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Moray_Reads
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A day late for the February roundup (thanks a lot Amazon and your internet destroying bugs!) It was a good month.

Reviewsbylola Great job!!🎉🎉 6y
saresmoore Fantastic! 6y
Kalalalatja I am in awe 😱 6y
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Aurora0044 Awesomesauce!! 👏😁 6y
I-read-and-eat Great month for you! 6y
Cinfhen Whoa!! Awesome 🎉😊💕🙌🏻 6y
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Oblomov26
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A book which I read many years ago and still have fond memories of. A story of Sammy, an alcoholic and flawed human being who wakes up in a prison cell, beaten and blind in a drunk tank after a weekend bender. The story is told from the viewpoint of Sammy in a thick Glasgow brogue, but it is worth persevering as Sammy seeks to negotiate his way through the disaster that his life has become.

ReadingEnvy The language in it is so amazing. 6y
Oblomov26 @ReadingEnvy I agree it was given to me by a friend who could not cope with the language, but I found it understandable and in fact quite lovely once you got into it 6y
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Tonton

This book had such an impact on me. The voice is unique and reading it was very similar to the slow but rich enjoyment of Feersum Enjin, only in Scottish dialect. Now there is a new book , Dirt Roads, I think, about a Scottish father and son wandering through the American South, on my to read list!