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Douglas T. Stuart, Douglas Stuart, Douglas Stuart: Shuggie Bain (EBook, 2020, Grove Press) 4 stars

Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely …

What happens when your love is co-dependant. Mostly tender, with a large side of harshness. I wonder how much of its success is down to white liberals love of working class porn so they can pretend their nothing like Agnes while we sit around our dinner tables or in our soft furnished living spaces skulling litres of chardonnay or fat fingers of $200 scotch.

Douglas Stuart: Shuggie Bain (Paperback) 4 stars

Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely …

Review of 'Shuggie Bain' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

A fine tale, tough in the telling, of the struggles you have with doomed love.
I wonder however if it would’ve been quite so successful if it had less of the working class porn so beloved of the bleeding hearts, making them feel better about their plain, unexciting, drunken lives.
Or mebbe I’m just a cynic.

Margaret Atwood: MADDADDAM TRILOGY BOX (Paperback, 2014, Anchor) 4 stars

Review of 'MADDADDAM TRILOGY BOX' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

Conceptually it’s fine in the overall scheme of what could happen in a theoretical human future. And using members of an environmental religious cult to outline how the changes wrought on the planet might bring about our downfall is clever.
The narrative Style did however grate over time, especially when it started to pace like a trashy holiday novel toward the end.
The end reminded me that despite everything that was good about Oryx and Crake - the opening chapters - much of the rest of that novel is already lost to my memory and I suspect this one will do the same.