Oh Marina Girl



The Death Sentence Of A Spaceman The Claustrophobic Editor Of A Newspaper S Letters Page Receives A Note From A Kidnapper Informing Him That Intolerance Will Not Be Tolerated And That A Hostage Will Be Executed Unless He Arranges For A Letter To Be Published On The Front Page Of The Next Morning S Paper So Begins The Narrator S Tale, Within Which We Encounter Strange Characters Such As Chris The Crossword Compiler And Mark Twain Or At Least, His Namesake And Hear Of An Enigmatic Organisation Of Moral Vigilantes Called The Amino But Who Is The Kidnapper What Are His Her Motives And Why Would He She Wish To Pass A Death Sentence On The NarratorOh Marina Girl

Graham Lironi is a cult author who has been described as the bad boy of Scottish fiction by The List magazine His first two novels, The Bowels of Christ and Candyfloss Martyrs, won plaudits for their uncompromising style and provocative subject matters A former journalist, Graham now runs a PR agency, Liquorice Media, in Glasgow.

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Oh Marina Girl
  • Graham Lironi
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
  • 9781908643919

10 thoughts on “Oh Marina Girl

  1. says:

    at times confussing at times heartbreaking.the mystery remains till the last page.your not just reading along with the character, your discovering with him

  2. says:

    Intolerance will not be tolerated.The letter page editor of a newspaper receives a note from a kidnapper, citing that he s taken a hostage and demands the full letter be posted on the front page should they hope to spare him This triggers the narrator s tale, deciphering what s really going on without police involvement, but through a narrative of calligraphy, anagrams, personal loss and writing it all out on the page.And frankly, my head hurts It hurts even that since finishing the book in the last few minutes I ve read that the author s name is an anagram of the title What was a quiet day, a casual decision to start reading this book to kill some time between projects, turned into the need to sit down and understand this riddle of riddles It s a kind of rollercoaster, U turning mentality that kept the pages turning in quick succession As if one of the multitude of a ha moments I had lead to anything As if I ve lost track of the amount of solutions I had to this story, and ea...

  3. says:

    A wonderful puzzle of a book full of twists and turns But in the midst of all the trickiness, the beating heart of this novel is the soulful rendering of a man s relationship with his wife and son This is a book about murder and kidnapping and...

  4. says:

    This book was recommended to me by a friend who thought I d like it I looked at the cover Hmmmm I read the blurb Hmmmm I took the plunge and quickly discovered my friend was wrong I didn t like it, I LOVED it Reviewing a book like this, less is definitely I m not going to relate the plot or reveal the contents Suffice to say, the book is clever without being obscure, it packs a punch and is an addictive page turner It is also, I suspect, a Marmite book which makes it an excellent choice for a ...

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