Douglas Stuart: Young Mungo (EBook, 2022, Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated) 4 stars

Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in the hyper-masculine and violently …

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5 stars

Wow. Ok. This was magnificent. I have no complaints (perfect ending btw) but it was so horrific, I wish I hadn't read it.

I also really loved the way the dialogue was written, I didn't know anything about Scottish English (? Dialect? I'm not sure.) prior to picking this up and it took a while to get used to it but the audiobook narrator helped a lot. He was great. If I'd only read the book myself, i would have never gotten the intonation right in my head. The writing outside of the dialogue parts was also beautiful and i was never bored even in the parts that were from the point of view of the most horrible characters.