Neil (M.) Gunn: The Silver Darlings

(For some reason, his books are published as by Neil M. Gunn, yet everybody seems to mention him simply as Neil Gunn. But to the book.)

There were some passages I enjoyed, like the first voyage to Stornoway. And I enjoyed reading the occasional sentence which did not feel like natural English and seeing that it was a literal translation from Gaelic. But mostly I could only read a few pages at a time before getting bored.

All in all, I don’t regret having read it, but doubt I would ever want to read it again.

 

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