[Ebook] ↠ Swing Hammer Swing! Author Jeff Torrington – Tactical-player.co.uk

Swing Hammer Swing! An Energetic, Irreverent And Very Funny New York Times Book Review First Novel Set In Glasgow During A Single Week In The Late Sixties Publishers Weekly, In A Starred Review, Called It A Rich Scotch Broth Of Language, Steaming With Metaphorand Pungent Dialect Winner Of Britain S Whitbread Book Of The Year Award


10 thoughts on “Swing Hammer Swing!

  1. says:

    Oh the brogue Now lads and lassies, I don a mind a bit a brogue, but wha s a bloke from the States supos ta mak a dis Maggie, god rest re, never had tae hinge her back tae mend oor fire bunker aye full tae the gunnels, so it was Or this Cauld enough tae make a polar bear greet snaw n


  2. says:

    I saw this book when the Sunday Times did whole page on The Winner of the Whitbread Prize for first novel 32,000 hell of lot now but in 1992 for a older man in his 70s was blood wonder This very funny book even now after 25 ys I can still remember bits of it including bit about a frying pan a


  3. says:

    I must admit I hated this at firstit reminded me of James Joyce a bit too witty and temperamental for my taste However like Joyce, the metaphors and little witty quips and smart ass remarks along the way caught me up in the meatier parts of the writing I honestly enjoy reading this novel and just wish t


  4. says:

    yeh great Scottish novel 30 years in the making of one week in the life of a Glaswegian drunk who visits his pregnant wife in hospital between visits to pubs and to friends Set in the 60s as the Gorbals are demolished it is funny and energetic and full of fantastic word play A rich and absorbing read, heavy with


  5. says:

    yesterday I scratched ma arse Today I didnae.Brilliant book


  6. says:

    Set in 1960 s Gorbals, this is a week in the life of Thomas Clay, who has taken a year s sabbatical with a bad back , to write his first book.The Gorbals is in transition, the slums in which Thomas lives are being demolished, and the high rise flats are being bulit.In the course of the week, Thomas gets drunkthan once, visits his pr


  7. says:

    A blurb on the back says this novel is somewhere in that hinterland where Damon Runyon meets James Joyce I think I might throw in a little J.P Donleavy as well When I read a Glasgow author it always takes me a while to get into the rhythm and dialect, but I am always rewarded for sticking with it There s plenty of humor and pathos as Tam stum


  8. says:

    Swing Hammer Swing won the Whitbread Book of the Year I like whitebread, but scientists with Twitter feeds say it s no good for ducks or swans The latter can t moult and the young are unable to fly This book does fly, but doesnae go very far It s the Gorbals, Scobie Street, when all the houses were falling down and the less well healed populist sent on


  9. says:

    Like a number of other books set in my home city, this is essentially a tour of Glasgow in some ways but this one is of the city working class in the 1960 s, the bars they frequent and their love lives Thomas Clay is a failed novelist artist philosopher but then everybody in Glasgow is a failed novelist artist philosopher even the ones who are a success at somet


  10. says:

    This reads a lot like the Scottish version of The Ginger Man, although it s much warmer andlikable, despite an early infidelity committed by the narrator Probably funnier too It s set in a run down section of Glasgow in the late 60s, and it s just a week in the life of an unemployed layabout whose wife is in the hospital, pregnant with their first child.It s clearly writt


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