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The Stars in the Bright Sky I came to this after deciding that The Deadmans Pedal was my novel of 2012, pretty much To Alan Warner s credit, it s one brave task to take on a novel set overwhelmingly and claustrophobically in an airport, with a large cast of characters that are doomed to be marked down for not being likeable by the likeability seeking Richard Judy reader To be clear, the dominant character is an irritating twat My main criticism though centres around character interaction and voice Granted, I came to this after deciding that The Deadmans Pedal was my novel of 2012, pretty much To Alan Warner s credit, it s one brave task to take on a novel set overwhelmingly and claustrophobically in an airport, with a large cast of characters that are doomed to be marked down for not being likeable by the likeability seeking Richard Judy reader To be clear, the domina In Edinburgh, I asked a bookseller to suggest contemporary novelists, and Alan Warner was one of his recommendations.If this were filmed, it would look something like a Scottish version of Jersey Shore Goes on Vacation Half a dozen 20ish women meet at Gatwick, prepared to buy ti Alan Warner s The Stars in the Bright Sky is his sixth novel and the sequel to The Sopranos This was my first taste of the author and to be truthful, I am not a fan There are many many great reviews for his earlier work and this one was nominated for the Booker Prize so I had looked forward to reading it.The story is set in Gatwick Airport a group of twenty something women have decided to take a last minute holiday they don t have a clue where they are going, and are old friends with a l Alan Warner s The Stars in the Bright Sky is his sixth novel and the sequel to The Sopranos This was my first taste of the author and to be truthful, I am not a fan There are many many great reviews for his earlier work and this one was nominated for the Booker Prize so I had looked forward to reading it.The story is set in Gatwick Airport a group of twenty something women have decided to take a last minute holiday they don t have a clue where they are going, and are old friends with a long history There is some really wonderful characterisation, with each girl being de Quite dull, and, apart from the dialogue, quite self importantly and pretentiously written Very endless only Manda emerges as a real individual, and she is relentlessly unlikeable enough for that to be problematic The other girls remain muchindistinct perhaps we are supposed to remember their characters from reading the Sopranos 11 years ago , and the freshness of Warner s voice has faded a lot since the Some very good writing in this book about five young Scottish women and their Anglo French friend trying to get it together to fly off on a cheap package holiday The characterization is very well done, and the individual voices of the six young women are so finely tuned you rarely need the author s attribution to tell you who s speaking Alan Warner has a great ear and considerable psychological insight, and he understands young women very well indeed.Equally good are his descriptions of scenes Some very good writing in this book about five young Scottish women and their Anglo French friend trying to get it together to fly off on a cheap package holiday The characterization is very well done, and the individual voices of the six young women are so finely tuned you rarely need the author s attribution to tell you who s speaking Alan Warner has a great ear and considerable psychological insight, and he understands young women very well indeed.Equally good are his descriptions of scenes and settings, which focus on what at first seem quirky details but, if you pay attention, unfold into compelling evocations of time, place and mood This trick is a speciality of the author I enjoyed just as much it in another of his novels, These Demented Lands.Unfortunately, the plot such as it is of The Stars in the Bright Sky began to lose its grip on my attention about two thir Warner has a keen ear for language and doesn t shy away from issues such as class and monetary divides, but the focus of this book is simply people in all their messy complexity This sequel to The Sopranos is a largely plotless novel about a vacation that never takes place, it s mostly about h Nine years after reading the Sopranos, I am reunited with the girls less the unfortunate Orla.This time, they are meeting up in Gatwick Airport, attempting to book a last minute holiday What could go wrong with this Gang attempting to organise anything.The story is told almost totally in dialogue Warner does a great job of capturing the speech, the patter, the banter and as a man, getting into the minds of young ladies.So Imagine 400 pages o The Stars in the Bright Sky see the return of the girls from The Sopranos or maybe some of them as I hadn t read that yet just ordered on , fingers crossed I did the banner thing right at the top and now I ve read this one twiceIn this novel, the girls and Finn s friend from Uni Ava are going away on holiday but not sure where yet until they see the special offers the night before Manda is there with Chell and Kylah who are all still in the same town, Kay is in university in Glasgow stu The Stars in the Bright Sky see the return of the girls from The Sopranos or maybe some of them as I hadn t read that yet just ordered on , fingers crossed I did the banner thing right at the top and now I ve read this one twiceIn this novel, the girls and Finn s friend from Uni Ava are going away on holiday but not sure where yet until they see the special offers the night before Manda is there with Chell and Kylah who are all sti Out Of School Out In The World, Gathered In Gatwick To Plan A Super Cheap Last Minute Holiday To Celebrate Their Reunion Kay, Kylah, Manda, Rachel Finn Are Joined By Finn S Gorgeous Friend Ava A Half French Philosophy Student Are Ready To Go On The Rampage. The gallus, hellraising Catholic schoolgirls from The Sopranos have grown up, and are at Gatwick airport ready to book a cheap last minute deal and unleash themselves on some unsuspecting culture Orla has succumbed to Hodgkins lymphoma and her place is taken by Finn s London flatmate Ava, extreme in her beauty and wealth Warner s skill in this novel is extraordinary, the easy thing would have been to keep the girls moving through new experiences and display their character via their reactions, The gallus, hellraising Catholic schoolgi


About the Author: Alan Warner

Note There isthan one Alan Warner, this is the page for the award winning Scottish novelist For books by other people bearing the same name see Alan WarnerAlan Warner is the author of six novels the acclaimed Morvern Callar 1995 , winner of a Somerset Maugham Award These Demented Lands 1997 , winner of the Encore Award The Sopranos 1998 , winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book o Note There isthan one Alan Warner, this is the page for the award winning Scottish novelist For books by other people bearing the same name see Alan WarnerAlan Warner is the author of six novels the acclaimed Morvern Callar 1995 , winner of a Somerset Maugham Award These Demented Lands 1997 , winner of the Encore Award The Sopranos 1998 , winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award The Man Who Walks 2002 , an imaginative and surreal black comedy The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven 2006 , and The Stars in the Bright Sky 2010 , a sequel to The Sopranos Morvern Callar has been adapted as a film, and The Sopranos is to follow shortly His short story After the Vision was included in the anthology Children of Albion Rovers 1997 and Bitter Salvage was included in Disco Biscuits 1997 In 2003 he was nominated by Granta magazine as one of twenty Best of Young British Novelists In 2010, his novel The Stars in the Bright Sky was included in the longlist for the Man Booker Prize.Alan Warner s novels are mostly set in The Port , a place bearing some resemblance to Oban He is known to appreciate 1970s Krautrock band Can two of his books feature dedications to former band members Morvern Callar to Holger Czukay and The Man Who Walks to Michael Karoli Alan Warner currently splits his time between Dublin and Javea, Spain


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