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Emoticoning but with letters.

Lanark: A Life in Four Books - Alasdair Gray, William Boyd This went from:
Book 3- definite favourite book ever!
Book 1-... I'll skip this
Book 2-... I'll skip this
Book 4-... .... .... ....

Sad.

I think it is cruel to create an immersive and surprising world that draws the reader in, then spend 3 other books talking about your own life and revealing every bloody reference that you used to create the first book, and how clever and well read you are ahhhhblahhhhhhhh... Ah, but this is a book about his life! I must have missed the point! Not really, because the book starts with immersive surprising awesome for no other purpose I can think of but to trick the reader into spending time listening to the author's life story.

I would have preferred book 3 and 4 only, sans self-indulgence.

For how much I loved book 3 I give this 3 stars.

Not for me.

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