Ok, so I was going to post another review today but I’m not going to do that. Instead, I seen this rather cool video of Alastair Gray talking about the mural he’s going to be doing in Hillhead Subway Station in Glasgow. It was a total literary fanboi moment, and I felt that I absolutely had to share it.
Gray is, of course, responsible for Lanark. One of the best novels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. It was a course text for Scottish Literature last year and I fell in love with it instantly. I need to read it again sometime some. A tremendus post-modern, existentialist journey into the mind of a man (or men) who is plunged into a really dark, cruel world. There’s way more to it than that, though. Indeed, so much so that I have a rather great essay on it.
Check the book out. Check the video out. Check the man out. Maybe I’ll bump into him in the pub up near the uni one day…