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Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 ò ❰Reading❯ ➺ The Deadman's Pedal Author Alan Warner – Berkingmad.co.uk It is the early 1970s in the Highlands of Scotland and for 16 year old Simon Crimmons there's really not much to do He can hang around with his pals or his first ever girlfriend Nikki he can dream aboReading The Deadman's Pedal Author Alan Warner Berkingmad.co.uk It is the early 1970s in the Highlands of Scotland and for 16 year old Simon Crimmons there's really not much to do He can hang around with his pals or his first ever girlfriend Nikki he can dream abo It is the early s in the Highlands of Scotland and for year old Simon Crimmons there's really not much The Deadman's Epub / to do He can hang around with his pals or his first ever girlfriend Nikki he can dream.

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About a first motorbike to get him out of the Port and among the hills but in truth he's going nowhereThe only local drama and romance is provided by the rural railway and Simon ends up working on the trains by chance thrown into a community of jaded older men But that summer he is introduced to a world far glamorous and strange He meets the louche bohemian Alex and his dark gorgeous sister Varie all that remains of 'the doomed family' of the great house at Broken Moan where their father Andrew Bultitude is Commander of the Pass.

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The Deadman's PedalWhen Simon falls in love with the otherworldly Varie he is suddenly given a freedom and mobility that is both thrilling and vertiginousWith The Deadman's Pedal Alan Warner returns to the landscapes of Morvern Callar and his early novels a world where the real and the surreal grim trade unionists and the crazed aristocracy live under the shadows of the same great mountains along the same railway line A demented comedy a wild romantic fling The Deadman's Pedal is another thrillingly imagined adventure by one of our finest novelists..

Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 Alan WarnerAlan Warner born is the author of six novels the acclaimed Morvern Callar winner of a Somerset Maugham The Deadman's Epub / Award; These Demented Lands winner of the Encore Award; The Sopranos winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award; The Man Who Walks an imaginative and surreal black comedy; The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven and The Stars in the Bright Sky a seuel to The Sopranos Morvern Callar has been adapted as a film and The Sopranos is to follow shortly His short story 'After the Vision' was included in the anthology Children of Albion Rovers and 'Bitter Salvage' was included in Disco Biscuits In he was nominated by Granta magazine as one of twenty 'Best of Young British Novelists' In his novel The Stars in the Bright Sky was included in the longlist for the Man Booker PrizeAlan Warner's novels are mostly set in The Port a place bearing some resemblance to Oban He is known to appreciate s Krautrock band Can; two of his books feature dedications to former band members Morvern Callar to Holger Czukay and The Man Who Walks to Michael Karoli Alan Warner currently splits his time between Dublin and Javea Spain.

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    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's PedalOh what a beauty Now it was probably inevitable that I'd be seduced by this one given the ingredients realism suburban semi rural kitchen sink ery The Seventies Scotland and railways But this is nothing as formulaic as that sounds This is a coming of age novel executed as an extremely likeable yet unsentimental and raw piece of well paced realism It's also very funny but when I see 'funny' on a coming of age novel I worry you'd be thinking mistimed erections and love bites No this captures so beautifully and accurately the kind of killer Celtic banter I'd associate with a generation of slightly bitter work hardened old men who have now passed on When working people could still be smart dry irreverent proud not demonised and contemptible in th


  • Jo Bennie

    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's PedalThe Deadman's Pedal by Alan WarnerWarner returns to the Port the fictionalised version of Oban which was the setting for his earlier novels Morvern Callar and The Sopranos in this wonderful book He has spooled the clock back four decades to the early 1970s and given us a male narrator 15 year old Simon Crimmonds His family relatively affluent; his father is a Yorkshireman running a fleet of 10 red and cream liveried haulage lorries he has a small brother Jeff and his mother endlessly tends the grounds of their large modernised house in the village of Tulloch just outside the Port Tulloch Villa is 'a large two storey Victorian dwelling with hardly a whisper of Gothic' on the shores of the sea loch Simon finds first love and sex with 'little ray of golden sun' Nikki Caine escaping together on his 50cc Yam


  • Alan

    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's Pedalyippee another Alan Warner And one says the Guardian not merely by far his best work to date it is an exceptionally fine novel by any standards His best to date Better than Morvern Callar the Sopranos or The Stars in the Bright Sky I must drop everything and read straight awayumm not uite straight away but started this morning on the train and there's that rich Warner like density to the writing which tells me I'm going to like this very muchI did like it very much Review comingIt took me back to 197374 when I was almost the same age as the protagonist he's 1516 I was 1819 Carrying around LPs under your arm wearing CND badges having luxurious longhair It is a beautiful meticulous sensitive evocation of small town Britain at that timeBeing a short stor


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  • Rue Baldry

    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's PedalThere is a lot to love in this novel but I cannot understand the structural decisions that Warner has made with it It's starts with a disconnected poetical description of someone driving a train but without any connection to the driver or any context I found that uite dull We will come to care about that character and indeed to be interested in one of a large cast featured in the first proper chapter but as presented at first he's lost in an une


  • Spiros

    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's PedalThere was something very fitting about finishing this lovely coming of age novel on a train traversing the snow clad Oregon Cascades Our protagonist the bookish Simon is fed up with school; he wants to work for his father's haulier firm but can't drive lorries for another couple of years until he turns 18 In the meantime he hooks up with Nikki Caine a serious minded young lady taking her to the very scant winching spaces The Port has on offer on his inadeuate Yamaha motorbikeAs an act of defiance he puts his name down at the Jobs Board at the Labour Exchange for two jobs traction assistant at the hospital where Nikki's beguiling elder sister works as a nurse and a job on Scottish RailSimon's other preoccupation becomes the children of the Bultitude Family hereditary Commanders of the Pass He stalks and eventually befriends Andrew the scapegrace elder son who is perpetually being gated from various Continental Prep schools and hi


  • F

    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's PedalI think this is worth three and a half stars probably because in some places I loved the writing It took me a while to


  • Marie-Anne

    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's PedalVery much enjoyed this book I found it really evocative and the dialogue throughout is mostly brilliantly natural and believable My only criticism if it even is a criticism is that the young female characters all seem to have a slight alien uality which is mildly disturbing Maybe it's supposed to be I don't know But anyway VG


  • Phil

    Read & download ´ The Deadman's Pedal 109 The Deadman's PedalSet in 1970's 15 year old Simon Crimmons is finished school for the Summer holidays He has a new girlfriend his first and is longing to get a job and a motorbike With his father running a haulage company this would seem an opportunity for a job However his father is adamant that he should stay in school and when he is 18 he can come work for him Much to his father and mother's dismay Simon eventually near the summers end gets a job as a trainee train driver his father's main competitors for carrying stockFrom Simon's considerably wealthy background his girlfriend Nikki is from the nearest town's estate so her family is somewhat poorerWhile out with friends and his wee brother coming from a country where wee is also along with Scotland used as a term meaning small I'm used to using th


  • Kevan

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