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10 thoughts on “The Devil's Footprints

  1. says:

    Better the devil you know than the devil you don'tOpening Long ago in Coldhaven a small fishing town on the east c

  2. says:

    I'd give this one 3 12 if I could parts of it had the promise of greatness Crisp sharp writing that turns an unexpected co

  3. says:

    37 stars to be accurate I liked the writing precise and poetic good on weather birds limepits bullies villagers and houses I liked the 'descent into madness' I liked the way the writer withheld information until just the right moment keeping you hooked But the plot seemed a bit of a mish mash of various other books I'd read mainly 'Lolita' acknowledged But a nice afternoon read about 200 pages

  4. says:

    I just couldnt get into this

  5. says:

    a difficult book to ualify and uantify i would do as much as possible to forget the publisher's summation when rea

  6. says:

    This book didn’t get a fair chance with me The synopsis gave me Lolita vibes and nothing will ever come close to Lolita for me I couldn’t get the comparison out of my head Burnside even mentions Lolita and Humbert Humbert as our narrator tells us he is not sexually interested in the 14 year old girl he has taken The way he justifies his actions almost makes you forget he’s not a good person he’s done some really

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    Final Rating 355 I used to believe the dead travelled away out to some great distance as they decayed over weeks or months or yearsI though the dead went back to nothing breaking down slowly like fallen leavesI was a bit disappointed with this I first fell in love with Burnside's writing when I read The Dumb House This book is written just as elouently but the story fell a little short for me There was too mu

  8. says:

    I should have loved this book and I'm not really sure why I didn't The writing's excellent; it's the kind of dark psychological tale that normally appeals to me; it's even set in Scotland the country of my birth my territory in other words And yet somehow except at intervals I simply couldn't immerse myself in itMichael Gardiner is stuck in a heartless marriage in the family home his parents bought to get away

  9. says:

    Unlike his later work GLISTER I do think this story misses with the overlay of the supernatural Coloring it by ue

  10. says:

    I was let down by this I love Burnside the way he writes is always poetic and elouent and I'm always amazed at how he manages to talk about gruesome and horrible things in a way that makes them seem almost beautiful I expected to be 'Burnsided' again while reading this and I just wasn't The writing was beautiful as always but the story didn't entirely convince me A few of the philosophical discussions in the book I real

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free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ John Burnside

The Devil's Footprints

G sons a terrible chain of events begins Michael's infatuation with Moira's teenage daughter takes him on a journey towards a defined fate where he is forced to face his present and then finally his past. Final Rating 355 I used to believe the dead travelled away out to some great distance as they decayed over weeks or months or yearsI though the dead went back to nothing breaking down slowly like fallen leavesI was a bit disappointed with this I first fell in love with Burnside s writing when I read The Dumb House This book is written just as elouently but the story fell a little short for me There was too much emphasis on his childhood and not much on the story with Hazel While the back story was really interesting it dragged a little too much The story between Michael and Hazel strongly resembled Lolita Burnside makes a few references to Lolita that made me smile and I appreciated that he pointed out his own similarities from that Burnside does a great job at depicting the small town of Coldhaven The devil s footprints is a local town myth within Coldhaven and I enjoyed how the sentiments of that story were echoed within Michael s story Burnside is a great writer and this book is definitely worth reading it just wasn t one of my favourites Encounters with Rauschenberg used to believe the dead travelled away out to some great distance as they decayed over weeks or months or yearsI though the dead went back to nothing breaking down slowly like fallen leavesI was a bit disappointed with this I first fell in love with Burnside s writing when I read The Dumb House This book is written just as elouently but the story fell a little short for me There was too much emphasis on his childhood and not much on the story with Hazel While the back story was really interesting it dragged a little too much The story between Michael and Hazel strongly resembled Lolita Burnside makes a few references to Lolita that made me smile and I appreciated that he pointed out his own similarities from that Burnside does a great job at depicting the small town of Coldhaven The devil s footprints is a local town myth within Coldhaven and I enjoyed how the sentiments of that story were echoed within Michael s story Burnside is a great writer and this book is definitely worth reading it just wasn t one of my favourites

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Once on a winter's night many years ago after a heavy snow the devil passed through the Scottish fishing town of Coldhaven leaving a trail of dark hoofprints across the streets and roofs of the sleeping. 37 stars to be accurate I liked the writing precise and poetic good on weather birds limepits bullies villagers and houses I liked the descent into madness I liked the way the writer withheld information until just the right moment keeping you hooked But the plot seemed a bit of a mish mash of various other books I d read mainly Lolita acknowledged But a nice afternoon read about 200 pages

free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ John Burnside

TownMichael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life but still feels like an outsider a blow in When Moira Birnie decides that her abusive husband is the devil and then kills herself and her two youn. This book didn t get a fair chance with me The synopsis gave me Lolita vibes and nothing will ever come close to Lolita for me I couldn t get the comparison out of my head Burnside even mentions Lolita and Humbert Humbert as our narrator tells us he is not sexually interested in the 14 year old girl he has taken The way he justifies his actions almost makes you forget he s not a good person he s done some really shitty things The writing was great but the story fell flat for me I was expecting something a bit sinister

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Devil's Footprints
  • John Burnside
  • English
  • 10 May 2017
  • 9780099479543

About the Author: John Burnside

John Burnside is the author of nine collections of poetry and five works of fiction Burnside has achieved wide critical acclaim winning the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2000 for The Asylum Dance which was also shortlisted for the Forward and T S Eliot prizes Born in Scotland he moved away in 1965 returning to settle there in 1995 In the intervening period he worked as a factory hand a labour