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  • Title: Grey Granite
  • Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  • ISBN: 9780862413125
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback

  • Chris Guthrie and her son, Ewan, have come to the industrial town of Duncairn, where life is as hard as the granite of the buildings all around them These are the Depression years of the 1930s, and Chris is far from the fields of her youth in Sunset Song In a society of factory owners, shopkeepers, policemen, petty clerks and industrial labourers, Chris Caledonia mustChris Guthrie and her son, Ewan, have come to the industrial town of Duncairn, where life is as hard as the granite of the buildings all around them These are the Depression years of the 1930s, and Chris is far from the fields of her youth in Sunset Song In a society of factory owners, shopkeepers, policemen, petty clerks and industrial labourers, Chris Caledonia must make her living as bets she can by working in Ma Cleghorn s boarding house Ewan finds employment in a steel foundry and tries to lead a peaceful strike against the manufacture of armaments In the face of violence and police brutality, his socialist idealism is forged into something harder and fiercer as he becomes a communist activist ready to sacrifice himself, his girlfriend, and even the truth itself, for the cause Grey Granite is the last and grimmest volume of the Scots Quair trilogy Chris Guthrie is one of the great characters in Scottish Literature and no reader of Sunset Song and Cloud Howe should miss this last rich chapter in her tale.
    Lewis Grassic Gibbon Lewis Grassic Gibbon
    aka James Leslie Mitchell


    Commentaires:

    Wilson
    Moving the focus of the previous novels from the country to the town, adds an additional dimension to Gibbon's uniquely crafted prose. It is a novel of Communism, Socialism, factories, violence and town life; it does not have the immediate impact and beauty of Sunset Song, the best of the trilogy, but it is a fascinating and brilliant novel in its own right. Though Grey Granite keeps Gibbon's sense of humour intact, it is also a much darker and less spry novel than what came before.

    Stephen Ross
    Very impressive. This is the capstone for the Scots Quair trilogy and easily the best of the novels. Its power is remarkable, and it really brings to a head the movement of history that is started off in Sunset Song. If you only read one of the trilogy, read this one. But bear in mind that this one gains some of its power -- and the reading experience is enhanced a good deal -- by the first two. Perhaps the most amazing thing about the whole of A Scots Quair is that the protagonist is a woman. T [...]

    Malvina
    Book 3 A Scots Quair (minor spoilers)Although this book has the humour and poetry of the other two, it is a lot grimmer and fairly dark. It centres around life in the grimy industrial town of Duncairn, along with Chris's son Ewan's passionate advocacy of Communism - at the cost of nearly losing his life himself to police brutality. And yet even that has its moments. Ewan thinks at one point: 'And I went through what I did - just for that?A hell of a thing to he History, Ewan!' There is poverty, [...]

    Ruth
    This review really addresses the last two books from the scots quair trilogy, the first of which I reviewed separately. Both cloud Howe and grey granite remind me in some ways of Zola and the appalling conditions of the workers throughout Europe. These books are intensely moving, the language is a revelation - you don't need to understand every word and for me the whole experience was very powerful.

    Janet
    A dark, thought provoking book, not the same lyrical prose of Sunset Song. The trilogy, A Scots Quair, (view spoiler)[comes full circle in the end as Chris goes back to her roots. (hide spoiler)] Chris Guthrie is such an intriguing character. She is one of the most believable, grounded characters that I have ever had the privilege of meeting in fiction.

    D Cox
    A good and fitting conclusion. Leaves you feeling empty and unfulfilled. I suspect that was the point.I liked the series and feel a little more familiar with the recent Scottish past. But for me the stand out book was the first. I think we were meant to love it so much, just so we would be sad to see it all fall apart.

    Hazel McHaffie
    This was disappointing although the comments in the preface to the previous two should have prepared me. It lacks the music of the first two books and is altogether more black and stern. But it does give insights into the effects of communist fervour and poverty.

    Mylesgorton
    must read after sunset song and cloud howe. great evocation of the period

    Donna
    A decent conclusion to the Scots Quair trilogy.Sunset Song was still the best by far though.

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