RARA-AVIS: Re: McIlvanney

Fri, 26 Mar 1999 10:07:15 EST In a message dated 26/03/99 09:00:27 GMT, ANONYMEINC@webtv.net (Mark Sullivan)

<< Looking at amazon.co.uk, I see he wrote a couple more books after that,
although they don't appear to be Laidlaws, The Big Man and Doherty. Are they
crime fiction? How are they? >>

McIlvanney often writes about hard men who either can't express themselves, or
can only express themselves through violence. The Laidlaws have crime as their
focal point, and The Big Man is in the crime milieu. Most of his other novels
and short stories (Docherty, Walking Wounded) talk about his fictional
Scottish town of Graithnock.

- paul
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