Tuesday, June 14, 2016

9. Reminiscent of Hemingway! #thewitchslist #50days #50reasons

Tom Cairns had this to say about The Witch's List:
"The Witch's List is a first novel by Andrew Cairns. It is a rights-of-passage fictional piece set in Dundee, Glasgow, Paris and the Ivory Coast (West Africa). 

The writing style is intimate, conversational and pacy, a bit reminiscent of some of Ernest Hemingway's work. 
The story starts by recording the events of the main character, Sandy Beech's, high school days in Dundee. There was a lot of bullying, and fights were common, with our hero usually coming out on top. 
The narrative then turns to student days in Glasgow. It describes a series of romantic encounters, none of them serious, until Sandy meets Rocky who comes from the Ivory Coast. He cohabits with her and they travel to visit her home in West Africa. There follows a turn of events which leaves Sandy encountering village life in the Ivory Coast and he is introduced to witchcraft - a part of which haunts him from his student days. Matters rise to a crescendo and there is a shock ending to the story which will surprise you! 
This novel is not for the prudish, but if you are, like me, a free spirit, you will enjoy it. Happy reading!"


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