Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Sopranos, by Alan Warner

Wonderful. Written in thick Scottich dialect, this whirlwind of a novel covers a day's worth of adventures for 6 girls, members of a Catholic school choir competing in a national competition. The girls, Fionnula (The Cooler), (Ra)Chell, (A)Manda, Orla, Kylah, and Kay go off into the city to chase varied dreams and plans, and get incandescantly lit, lost, and found. Incredible use of language- read like a girly Trainspotting- and sorrow mixed with joy - this was wonderful. Want to read Morvern Callar soon.

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