Book :: Lanark

Lanark
By: Alasdair Gray
Pages: 560
Published: 1981
Genre(s): Scotland
Fantasy
Dystopia
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Lanark, a modern vision of hell set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary, playful imagination, it conveys a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion is to go on trying. First published in 1981, Lanark immediately established Gray as...

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Incredibly creative and a startling insight into the workings of the world. I loved this book.

Dec 5th, 2013

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86th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian