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The Fall of Kelvin Walker: A Fable of the Sixties (edition 1986)

by Alasdair Gray

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Title:The Fall of Kelvin Walker: A Fable of the Sixties
Authors:Alasdair Gray
Info:George Braziller (1986), Edition: First U.S. Edition, Hardcover, 144 pages
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The Fall of Kelvin Walker by Alasdair Gray

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A Scottish Calvinist replaces God with Nietzsche and travels to London to force himself on the world through sheer will and bare faced cheek and complete and utter self-assurance. His rise is rapid, his fall abrupt and along the way he tramples through a few lives of the poor and powerless and the rich and powerful and is rather like an alien visiting from another planet. Funny and odd and... well, odd and funny. Funny peculiar rather than funny ha-ha, mind you. ( )
  Nigel_Quinlan | Oct 21, 2015 |
The origins of this slim novel as a play show in witty snippets of dialogue and bold strokes that quickly paint the rise (and fall) of a young Scot and self-proclaimed Nietzschean determined to take London and the World. A good read. ( )
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