Getting Off on the Right Foot: The Crow Road

Great opening paragraphs. A limbering up exercise prior to National Novel Writing Month in November.

It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach’s Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.
– The Crow Road, by Iain Banks.

The first novel in the Getting Off series that I haven’t read yet – will it live up to its explosive opening?

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